Benefits and concessions
In this section we take you through the financial help that you could get to make life more affordable
We look at the benefits you could be entitled to – whether you are in or out of work, the concessions that you could claim, and who could help you with a grant to help you buy items you need.
Claim the benefits you are entitled to
There are a range of benefits that you may be able to claim to help you in your daily life if you are blind or partially sighted. Take a look at the:
We also have details of the rates for benefits that people who are blind or partially sighted most commonly claim.
Make use of the concessions available to you
Finding a grant to help you afford items you need
If you are on a low income and need financial assistance to buy items that you need at home, to get out and about, or to communicate with other people, there could be a grant for you. This could be from our own grants scheme or a grant from another organisation.
Download our leaflet on the benefits and concessions you could be entitled to
Part of our "Starting out" series of leaflets, "Benefits, concessions and registration" takes a look at the main benefits and concessions you could claim if you are blind or partially sighted, plus how you can go about registering your sight loss:
- Starting out - Benefits, concessions and registration (Word, 33 KB)
- Starting out - Benefits, concessions and registration (PDF, 1247 KB)
Our dedicated team can advise you on the things that matters to you in everyday life. Call our Helpline to access a range of information and support services: 0303 123 9999
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