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Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA)

Find out about CAA, eligibility criteria and payment rates.
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What is CAA? CAA eligibility CAA rates
What do I need to know about CAA? How do I apply for CAA?

What is CAA?

 

CAA is a benefit payable to people who are ill or disabled as a result of specific circumstances.

CAA eligibility

You can make an application for CAA if you:

  • receive industrial injuries disablement benefit, through being ill or disabled as a result of an accident or disease caused by work
  • receive a war disablement pension, through being ill or disabled as a result of an accident or disease while serving in the armed forces.

CAA rates

Payments are:

£34.95–£139.80 a week

depending on the extent of disability and the amount of care you need (2018–19).

What do I need to know about CAA?

  • If you’re eligible for CAA, you won’t be eligible to receive benefits such as Attendance Allowance as well. However, if the benefits you might receive would add up to more than CAA, you can be paid CAA with a top-up to bring them to the same level.
  • Claiming CAA may affect your entitlement to other means-tested benefits, such as Income Support, Pension Credit, Housing Benefit and council tax reductions.

How do I apply for CAA?

For industrial injury cases, entitlement to CAA will automatically be considered at the time of your medical examination for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.

 

Gov.uk (Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit)

An overview, what you'll get, eligibility, how to claim and further information.

gov.uk/industrial-injuries-disablement-benefit

Contact your regional industrial injuries disablement benefit centre for information:

0345 758 5433


For War Pension cases, you may be entitled to CAA if you need personal help because of the conditions for which you are paid your war pension and if your War Disablement Pension has been assessed at 80% or higher.

 

Gov.uk (Veteran's UK)

Help and support for veterans, as well as the various benefits you may be entititled to claim.

gov.uk/government/organisations/veterans-uk

For support, advice and information on a variety of issues, including benefits, housing and welfare, call:

0808 191 4218

Mon–Fri, 8–5pm

Further reading

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2018