At a meeting this week of our local Alz Soc. Support Group, the guest was a Social Worker, to respond to queries & questions (Brave man!). During discussions about what does or doesn't need to be declared when filling in forms for care home fees - Respite or permanent - this chap let slip that Attendance Allowance income will, in some future date (relatively soon), become part of the means tested funds during assessments for various benefits. Up to now they have not been considered part of the means test process. I don't want to cause alarm but can anyone (mods?) throw any light on this please? Obviously the implications for those of us dependant only on benefits could be serious.