What is Constant Attendance Allowance? Having a disability that requires everyday care and attention may meet the criteria of attendance allowance rules.
CONSTANT CARE ALLOWANCE: CAA helps to pay for attentive daily care for those who need it most.
Receiving constant care means you get personal attention from a carer for a 'significant period' each day.
The extent of care provided can be monitoring, active, or supervisory.
You must already get a War Disablement Pension or the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit to claim Constant Attendance Allowance.
There are 4 different Constant Attendance Allowance rates 2018.
CAA claim criteria relates to the amount of care required and the extent of a physical or mental disability.
Note: Your carer could qualify for the Constant Carers Allowance when caring needs are substantial.
How much is War Pension Constant Attendance Allowance benefit?
Constant care allowance has several different payment rates. The amount of Constant Carers Allowance you get depends on two main factors.
The payments get based on:
|Constant Attendance Allowance Rates 2018||CAA Weekly Amount|
|CAA Exceptional Rate||£135.80|
|CAA Intermediate Rate||£101.85|
|CAA Full Day Rate||£67.90|
|CAA Part Day Rate||£33.95|
Claiming the 'exceptional or intermediate' rate means you may also qualify to get the Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance. War pension claimants should contact Veterans UK (see further details below for Veterans benefits).
As a rule, all benefits, pensions, and allowances get paid into a bank account or other suitable banking institution.
You must report any changes to your circumstances. Circumstantial changes can affect how much attention allowance you get. Examples could be if you, or the person you claim for, goes into hospital or needs increased help.
Barnsley Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Centre
Telephone Number: 0800 121 8379
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Veterans UK (formerly the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency [SPVA])
Telephone: 0808 1914 218
Outside the UK: +44 (0)1253 866 043
Textphone: 0800 169 3458
Monday to Thursday: 7:30am to 6.30pm
Friday: 7:30am to 5pm
Note: Remember to inform the benefits office if the claimant moves to live abroad on a permanent basis.
Eligibility for attendance allowance depends on which disability support benefits you already get. To qualify for the Constant Attendance Allowance criteria you must be claiming either the War Disablement Pension or the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB).
If you get IIDB you must also need daily care and attention. The constant carers allowance is for those who need home nursing or help with preparing or eating food. The claimant should also get considered as 100% disabled - based on a medical examination.
You get automatic entitlement for the Constant Attendance Allowance when you get your medical examination for the IIDB. That is providing your disability gets considered as a 100% assessment.
If you get a War Disablement Pension you must need personal help for the same reasons that you get a war pension. You should also be getting a war pension of 80% or more to make a claim for the Constant Attendance Allowance.
A 100% disability assessment means automatic entitlement to get Constant Care Allowance. The consideration takes place at the same time as the IIDB medical examination.
Contact Barnsley Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit Centre for more information about industrial injury cases. They can also help if you disagree with a decision about your CAA claim and want it to get reconsidered.
Download the claim form WPA0003CAA from GOV.UK if you get a war pension. You should then contact Veterans UK for further information. They can also help you make an appeal if have a disagreement with a decision about your Constant Attendance Allowance.
Constant Attendance Allowance Rates and Eligibility Criteria