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    • marjrie
    • By marjrie 3rd Feb 18, 1:58 PM
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    Lower rate attendance allowance
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    • 3rd Feb 18, 1:58 PM
    Lower rate attendance allowance 3rd Feb 18 at 1:58 PM
    My husband gets attendance allowance at the lower rate, he has received this for about 8 years, he is 84 years old.
    He was awarded this as he needs help in the night, to get in and out of bed several times. He has severe arthritis
    Much of day to day life is a struggle, getting dressed takes an age, I have to help with everything.
    Remind him to have a drink often enough, he could just about make some toast, but not prepare a meal. He can't fasten buttons or tie laces, his fingers are so bad.
    Our son says we should apply for the higher rate Attendance Allowance, my worry is they say no and we loose the lower rate we have now.
    Any advice from here would be very welcome
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