HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 c69W
Mr. Maclean

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what conditions must apply before people receiving home care are entitled to an attendance allowance; and what is the value of the allowance. [52220]

Mr. Denham

A severely disabled person receiving care in their own home may qualify for Attendance Allowance if they are 65 or over and require help from another person with attention in connection with bodily functions, or they require supervision or watching over. The need for help must have existed for six months prior to the claim. There are two rates of benefit the lower rate, £34.30 and the higher rate £51.30. Detailed conditions of entitlement are set out in the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 Section 64.

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