Benefits for children

Learn about the benefits you could claim if you are the parent or guardian of a blind or partially sighted child.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

If you are the parent or guardian of a blind or partially sighted child aged up to 15 then you could be entitled to claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA) on their behalf. DLA is a benefit aimed at helping you meet the extra costs of a disability.

Our factsheet has lots of useful tips about making a claim for DLA, as well as information on other financial support available for parents of a blind or partially sighted child:

Universal Credit

The government is replacing a number of means-tested benefits with one new benefit called Universal Credit. Find out more about what the introduction of Universal Credit could mean for you.

Calculate your benefits

The benefits you're entitled to depends on your own personal circumstances. We have an easy to use calculator that asks you some questions about your situation and then tells you exactly how much you may be missing out on.

What benefits should I be receiving?

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Our Helpline is your direct line to the support, advice, and products you need to face the future with confidence. If you or someone you know has a sight problem, our specialist advice workers can help.

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