If you are of state pension age, struggling with daily tasks and need a little assistance then Age UK Shropshire Telford and Wrekin are here to help with attendance allowance claims that could boost your income up to £89 a week.

 Attendance Allowance is a non-means tested benefit provided by the Government. Anyone can apply regardless of their income or savings if you are struggling with everyday tasks like moving around, getting into the bath or remembering to take medication. Attendance Allowance is extra money intended to make life a little easier, it helps you to remain living independently at home.

The local charity has highly trained benefits advisors who can assist with claims over the telephone to boost your income by £59.70 or £89.15 per week depending on your needs.

If you are awarded Attendance Allowance, this often means you could be entitled to further financial help with other benefits such as pension credit and help with rent or council tax. The Information & Advice team at Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin can assist you with the application process.

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: ‘We are really concerned that older people are not accessing the benefits they are entitled to during this difficult time. We want to reassure older people we are here to help, and our team can assist with Attendance Allowance applications over the telephone. It really makes a big difference to older people, ensuring they have the means to continue to stay safe and well in their own home.’

Please call Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin on 01743 233 123. Leave a message with your name and telephone number for an advisor to call you back to book a telephone appointment.