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Mums Attendance Allowance latest payment was £299, which doesn't match the £90 per week for the higher payment.

However, I'm assuming that she has received the higher payment for part of the 4 week period, and that it will be £360 in another 4 weeks - We'll See :)
For completeness: I went with simpletelecoms.co.uk in the end https://www.simpletelecoms.co.uk/Telephone-Service-for-people-with-Alzheimers-Telephone-Service-for-people-with-Dementia Chose Call Guardian 2 at £20 per month, so she can call UK landlines and mobiles with no extra charges. 30 day contra...
Attendance Allowance at the higher rate is £90 a week. Check that she isn't on the lower rate still. Thanks for that. At £240 a month it looks like she's on the lower rate. I think my sister has applied for her to go onto the higher rate, but that was a while ago. Maybe they have "decided" that she...
Richard, is mum claiming Attendance Allowance? It is unlawful for a council to have a "ceiling" to the rates they are prepared to pay! Has mum's house now been sold? If not, are other members of the family living there? Hi, Mum is claiming Attendance Allowance which is £240 a month. I dont think th...
One thing to consider for the future is that if she uses up all her financial resources and there comes a time where the LA have to take over payments, there is usually a ceiling on what they will pay the home. The LA will usually try and negotiate a reduced fee when it’s their time to pay but it c...
Thanks for the reply - very reassuring. I have now spoken with a specialist at Age UK, and she advised that she had not been asked the question previously, and was not aware of it ever having been an issue that had come to the attention of Age UK. It has also been mentioned that people spend their m...
Melly1 wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 11:12 pm
Richard,

My Mum has a landline and doesn't have internet. She is with BT.

Melly1
Thanks for that - I'll give them a call and see what is available.
A few years ago my mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia. She managed at her home even through the pandemic, with help from my sister, who lives nearby. Having said that, my sister was concerned that she was not eating properly, nor keeping herself clean. A couple of months ago, (February I th...
Hi, I'm new here because my mother went into a carehome last week. She has vascular dementia, but is still able to hold a reasonably lucid conversation, including over the telephone. The carehome she is in has a separate telephone line in each room, for which the resident organises the provider, ind...