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Policy 11 - Constant attendance allowance

Type of document: Policies

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Published: June 10, 2022

Version: 2.0
Last Amended:            30 March 2021
Next Review Date:      31 March 2022

1.0 Background

Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA) is paid as part of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit or War Disablement Pension. A person cannot also get Attendance Allowance (AA), the care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), or the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) unless it is higher than the CAA. In that case they will get CAA and may get the balance of the other benefit.

2.0 Policy

Group 1 recipients of ILF Scotland who receive CAA can continue to receive ILF Scotland funding providing the rate of CAA is either equal to or greater than the rate of Constant Attendance Allowance that they were entitled to on 1st October 2007.

Group 2 recipients of ILF Scotland who receive CAA can continue to receive ILF Scotland funding providing the rate is equal to or greater than the higher rate care component (HRCC) of DLA.

3.0 Procedure

Where the candidate is in receipt of Constant Attendance Allowance, the lesser of half of the amount of CAA received or ½ higher rate DLA is regarded as being available towards the cost of the assessed care (i.e. is included within the available income calculation). Any remainder of the CAA is disregarded.

4.0 Cross References

Policy 21 Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

5.0 History Date Reviewed

Version 1: 1 July 2015

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