DWP says 14 common hearing conditions could qualify you for free £430

The Department for Work and Pensions could pay you £430 a month if you have one of 14 hearing conditions. Attendance Allowance is a DWP benefit given to people over the state pension age who have a medical condition or disability and need help with their day to daycare.

14 hearing conditions that are frequently considered for Attendance Allowance include chronic secretory otitis media and chronic suppurative otitis media as well as conductive hearing loss - Other causes/type not known and conductive hearing loss due to Trauma.

Mastoiditis, otitis externa - chronic and otosclerosis are also listed alongside deafness - congenital, labyrinthitis, Menieres disease, presbyacusis, sensorineural hearing loss - Other causes/type not known, sensorineural hearing loss due to Trauma and also mixed hearing loss.

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Attendance Allowance is a benefit for people over State Pension age who need help with personal care or supervision because of an illness or disability. There are 2 different weekly rates, and the amount you get depends on how much help you need.

Any Attendance Allowance you receive doesn't necessarily need to be spent on your care. Many people spend the money on other types of help in the home, or on equipment to help them stay independent. For example, it could help you pay bills, get meals delivered or cover the cost of taxis.

To be eligible, you must be over State Pension age and DWP rules state you must have any type of disability or physical or mental illness, including sight or hearing impairments and conditions such as dementia. You must benefit from help with personal care, such as getting washed or dressed, or supervision to keep you safe during the day or night.

You must have needed help for at least 6 months. This doesn't apply if you're terminally ill, in which case you can make a claim straight away.