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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999

Attendance Allowance (AA)

A non-contributory, tax-free, non-means-tested benefit paid to meet the extra costs arising from the care needs of elderly and disabled people. Paid at two rates: higher rate (needing care day and night) and lower rate (needing care day or night).

Sections 66 and 67 make changes to the rules for AA and Disability Living Allowance.

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