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People of State Pension age with arthritis could be due up to £369 each month from DWP

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The latest figures from Social Security Scotland show that at the end of February, 2022 there were 124,081 people living in Scotland receiving additional financial support through Attendance Allowance.

Across Great Britain, there are now more than 1.5 million people over State Pension age getting either £61.85 or £92.40 each week through the benefit.

The data also revealed that the most common disabling condition - an umbrella term used by the DWP to cover a multitude of health conditions - was arthritis (28.5 per cent).

Nearly 400,000 people across the UK are claiming the benefit for the condition, including more than 35,800 people in Scotland.

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