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There is one State contribution towards the cost of care that is not means tested: Attendance Allowance (or for those under 65, Disability Living Allowance).

The award is discretionary and may be granted at the lower rate (£49.30 per week) or higher rate (£73.60 per week) level depending on the award.

Successful application for this award requires specialist skill and you would be well advised to go to your local Age UK office or Citizens Advice Bureau for help in making the application.

It is not known what proportion of applications is approved – but figures of some local Age UK offices indicate that in the region of only 50% of applications are successful.