Many people across our constituency are missing out on getting attendance allowance, worth up to £85.60 a week, simply because they are not aware they are entitled to receive it.

Attendance allowance is a tax-free benefit paid to people of state pensionable age who need help to look after themselves because of physical or mental disability. But many residents have wrongly been put off from applying as they do not currently receive any help in this regard. The allowance is based on the help you may need, not the help you actually get, and you can get it irrespective of your income.

Attendance Allowance is paid at two weekly rates: £57.30 if you need help with personal care or supervision during the day only or during the night only; or £85.60 for those who fulfil both the day and night condition…

Read the full letter below…

Letter to Newbiggin residents from Ian Lavery MP
Letter to Newbiggin residents from Ian Lavery MP
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