According to charity Turn2us, 6.4million people in the UK are eligible for Attendance Allowance, however only three million claim the payment – suggesting 3.4million are missing out.

“This is a cash benefit worth up to £4,500 a year,” Mr Lewis told ITV viewers today.

He continued: “The allowance is either £58.70/week – for those who require care during the day or night or £87.65/week – for those who require care during the day and night, or are terminally ill.

“In England, Scotland or Wales, to claim you’ll need to fill in this Attendance Allowance Form from the Gov site detailing your illness, if you’re getting any care, any medication you’re on and any specialists you’ve seen or call the helpline on 0800 731 0122.

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