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The government has announced further restrictions on mixing between households in any indoor setting in County Durham, in a bid to control the rising infection rates of COVID-19. Find out more about the latest measures at Gov.uk: Indoor inter-household mixing restricted in parts of the North East

Attendance Allowance


Attendance Allowance is a tax-free benefit for people aged 65 or over who need help with personal care or someone to keep an eye on them.

Our  Icon for pdf Attendance Allowance factsheet (F01) (PDF, 581.5kb)  explains who qualifies, how to claim and contains detailed advice on how to complete the claim pack with all necessary details. It also explains what to do if you are not happy with a decision on your claim.

Please note: If you are aged between 16 and 64 years, you should claim Personal Independence Payment instead of Attendance Allowance. If you are claiming on behalf of someone aged under 16, you should claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA).

To get an application pack, call the Attendance Allowance Helpline on 0800 731 0122

Contact us
Welfare Rights
03000 268 968
Our address is:
  • Revenues and Benefits
  • PO Box 254
  • Stanley
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH8 1GG
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