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.