Allowance form is awarded based on your needs, not just on your medical condition. Many applications are turned down because people do not mention or are not clear about how their illness or disability affects their lives. Do not underestimate your needs when filling in the form.
Give plenty of information in your own words about your personal circumstances. Don’t worry if you need to repeat yourself.
What you should write about on the form? The DWP will use your form to decide whether to give you Attendance Allowance. They will be looking to see:
1. What difficulties you have, or how much help you need.
2. How often you have difficulties or need help.
3. What sort of help you need.
You do not have to be getting any help at the moment - the important thing is that you need it. For example, you might need to hold on to furniture to move around your home.
Think about all the things you cannot do, or have trouble with, because of your condition. Do not leave things out, even if you feel you can manage well enough: if you have found complicated ways of coping, make sure you explain these too.