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How do I know if I qualify for the "New amounts"?

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davejcollinsli1
davejcollinsli1 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I already receive Attendance allowance, However in light of the "New amounts" it is possible to get i.e. how do I know if I qualify.
I am 82 and all this stuff is a somewhat difficult for me

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,235 Disability Gamechanger
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    Which "new amounts" are you talking about? If it's the annual benefits increase then this won't happen until April 2023.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @davejcollinsli1. Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us. How are you at the moment?

    Thanks for already finding the courage to reach out to us. I appreciate the courage it can take to reach out, especially when you are new and finding things difficult. 

    Unfortunately, this is not an area of my expertise. However, if you already receive the attendance allowance, I guess the only way to know is to contact them. 

    Hopefully, a more experienced member of our community will be able to respond to you soon if there's anything I am missing.

    In the meantime, I mainly just wanted to greet you to welcome you and let you know that I hear it is a difficult time for you at the moment.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you.

    Take care for now and we will look forward to, hopefully, hearing from you again soon  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

    Please note: if I use the online community outside of its hours of administration, I am doing so in a personal capacity only.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @davejcollinsli1 :) This is the post I made for you. I hope you manage to find it okay!

    Did you mean the annual increase? I know it can all be quite confusing.

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

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