Discover the benefits you may be able to claim if you are an older person who is blind or partially sighted
If you are a pensioner, and you have a sight problem, you may have all sorts of extra expenses. So it can be a real help to have some extra money coming in. You may need to use a taxi to get out and about, or perhaps you pay someone to come in to help with your personal care, or to read or reply to mail for you. Attendance Allowance can help you with these extra costs.
To claim Attendance Allowance, you must be 65 or over. If you are aged 16 to 64, you can apply for Personal Independence Payment instead.
Pension Credit helps you top up the money you earn if you have a relatively low income. You may even get it if you have some savings and a modest retirement income, and it can be paid on top of your state retirement pension.
If you have built up a pot of money through a defined contribution pension, how and when you choose to draw money out of it will affect the amount of Pension Credit you can receive. You can read the DWP's guidance on pension flexibilities to learn more.
There are a number of concessions that you may be entitled to because of your age or sight loss or both.
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?