Focus on how frequently you need help. To qualify for the lower rate of Attendance Allowance, you have to show you need help ‘frequently’ during the day or at night. For example, if you need help looking after your appearance, this could add up to six or seven times a day, if you include help to check your clothes are clean after a meal, help to find a coat and matching shoes, and so on.
You can ask a friend, relative or carer if you wouldd rather they help you with the form. If you are terminally ill you will only need to answer some of the questions. Read more about claiming Attendance Allowance if you are terminally ill.
Filling in the Attendance Allowance form can be difficult - there are some personal questions which can be emotionally draining. Do not worry though - help is available and you do not have to fill in the form alone.
Do not forget to describe any accidents or falls you have had. Then explain the effects of all your disabilities and health conditions, and how they interact with each other.