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Attendance allowance

can l claim attendance allowance if my hip revision hasn’t worked and lm in continuous hip and back pain. I have already had two hip replacements foot operations. And now probably knee replacement. I’m 66. Having less mobility everyday can’t wslk longer than 20-30 mins slowly without being in excruciating pain need help washing dressing etc. Would l be eligible for this allowance. 

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  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Probably.  Look up Attendance Allowance on the gov.uk website.  And phone Age UK helpline.
  • Tricia1912Tricia1912 Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    Thanks Matilda will do. 
  • Tricia1912Tricia1912 Member Posts: 41 Courageous
    Hi again l sent off my pip application last week changing from DLA. I had a text today saying they had received my pack and may need an assessment. Is this usual the MAY  need an assessment Do they make a decision on just the application. Or is that the usual wording. Has anyone else had anything like this before?
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,536 Scope community team
    Hello @Tricia1912, it's my understanding that it's just the wording they use. The majority of people do go for assessment, it's quite rare to get a paper-based one I'm afraid. 
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    can l claim attendance allowance if my hip revision hasn’t worked and lm in continuous hip and back pain. I have already had two hip replacements foot operations. And now probably knee replacement. I’m 66. Having less mobility everyday can’t wslk longer than 20-30 mins slowly without being in excruciating pain need help washing dressing etc. Would l be eligible for this allowance. 
    I see you've already started the DLA to PIP transfer and are waiting for an assessment for the PIP claim. You can't claim attendance allowance as well as PIP and attendance allowance doesn't have the mobility part.

    My advice is to continue with the PIP application. Your DLA will continue until a decisions been made on the PIP.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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