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.

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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Benefits calculator

Use our benefits calculator to check which benefits you are entitled to. Our calculator will ask you some questions about your circumstances and then tell you how exactly much you could be missing out on.

Use the benefits calculator