Benefits for families and carers

Learn about the benefits you could claim if you are the parent or guardian of a blind or partially sighted child, or caring for someone with sight loss, or blind or partially sighted yourself and caring for someone

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:

Benefits for carers

See if you could be eligible to receive Carer’s Allowance and earn National Insurance credits for looking after someone by reading our benefits for carers page.

Universal Credit

The Government is replacing a number of means-tested benefits such that you and your family may receive with Universal Credit. Find out more about what the introduction of Universal Credit could mean for you.

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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?