My mum's health and attendance allowance
Hi. My mum is 70 years old. she resides in a sheltered accommodation flat. She suffers with severe COPD and uses a mobility scooter to get out and about. She was refused Attendance Allowance about a year ago when she claimed with the support of the warden from where she lives. She's managing financially on her Pension and pension credit along with housing benefit. Sadly, she suffered a heart attack just last Tuesday 18 Sept. she had a stent fitted and was discharged last Friday 21 Sept. she's completely shattered not only physically, but mentally too - worried about what she should and shouldn't do and has aged before my eyes. she's awaiting some input from the Coronary Care Community Team but i wonder if she shouldn't be applying for attendance allowance again. Do you think she would qualify now, given the deterioration in her health. Also does anyone know if there is a time limit between claims? any advice would be appreciated. thanks in advance.