When you apply for Attendance Allowance you will need to fill out a form that the DWP will use to assess your eligibility. They’ll be looking to see: 

  • what difficulties you have, or how much help you need 
  • how often you have difficulties or need help 
  • what sort of help you need 

You don’t 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. 

It’s worth keeping a diary of your needs for at least a week before you fill in the form. You can use our diary template [ 99 kb]. 

The diary can give you a good idea of your ‘care needs’ – this is the help you need to complete personal tasks. 

We recommend that you read our help pages before you start filling in your form: