Do I have to be registered severely sight impaired (blind) or sight impaired (partially sighted) to receive Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or Disability Living Allowance?

No, you do not have to be registered as severely sight impaired (blind) or sight impaired (partially sighted) to claim Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or Disability Living Allowance. It is how your sight affects your daily living that counts. Registration  is helpful when providing evidence of how serious your sight problem is. However, you can provide alternative evidence, such as a letter from your consultant or GP.

If your sight problem is making your life difficult, it is worth thinking about getting registered, to make sure that you don't miss out on extra help you can get.

For further information on registration, see How do I register as blind or partially sighted?

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