If you're blind or partially sighted, there are many helpful benefits and support available to make life easier.
Our advice can help guide you through the rules and regulations of the benefits, concessions and grants you could be entitled to. We also have handy tips on how to manage your finances independently when you have sight loss.
Support for self-employed in coronavirus
The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) provides taxable grants to eligible self-employed claimants. Applications are currently open for the fourth SEISS grant and will close on 1 June 2021. There will be a fifth SEISS grant available later in 2021. The eligibility conditions for the fifth grant will be different. Details of how to claim can be found on the gov.uk self employed grants web page. Sight Advice FAQ, the website that answers questions on living with sight loss, has helpful information on how to claim a grant. If you need more advice, contact our Sight Loss Advice Service on 0303 123 9999.
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 as sight impaired: