What benefits am I entitled to as a blind or partially sighted person?

There are a number of benefits and concessions that you may be entitled to if you are blind or partially sighted, whether you are of working age or older, in work or out of work. You will need to make a claim for each of these benefits, as you will not automatically receive them.

Some of these benefits are meant to help people with the extra costs of a disability such as sight loss, and there are some differences in what you can claim depending on where you live in the UK.

Further detailed information on Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, ESA and Pension Credit can be found in the following entries:

Further information on benefits can be found on RNIB's benefits and support webpage.


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