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I need to know what is required for: My husband has had a

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Hi, I need to know what is required for:
JA: Where is this? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: My husband has had a serious stroke and has the standard four weeks care then obviously payment must be made for his care. I live in the West Midlands, his care will require four visits per day two carers I would like to know what other than his state pension will need to be paid.
JA: What steps has your husband taken so far?
Customer: none, he’s unable to speak
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: we own our own home, he doesn’t have savings, I am also in receipt of a state pension, he will eventually be sent home for care at the moment he’s being assessed in hospital

Welcome to Just Answer, I am a solicitor in England and Wales and I will be dealing with your case today.

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Hi there,

You can apply for Attendance Allowance for your husband which helps with extra costs if your husband have a disability severe enough that you need someone to help look after you.

You could get £60 or £89.60 a week to help with personal support if your husband is both:

  • physically or mentally disabled

  • State pension age or older

Attendance Allowance is paid weekly at 2 different rates - the one you get depends on the level of help you need.

Attendance Allowance is not means-tested - what you earn or how much you have in savings will not affect what you get.

For applying you need to fill the below form-

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/998878/aa1-interactive-claim-form.pdf

You need to send the completed form to:

Freepost DWP Attendance Allowance

You do not need a postcode or a stamp.

Click below on the guidance notes to fill the above form-

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/998879/aa1-notes.pdf

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