Benefits for older people

These are the benefits that you could claim if you are aged 65 or over and blind or partially sighted.

Calculate your benefits

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?

Other benefits and concessions for older blind and partially sighted people

There are a number of concessions that you may be entitled to because of your age or sight loss or both.

  • You can get free NHS sight tests if you are aged 60 or over. Find out more about help with NHS costs.
  • You can get a free TV Licence if you or someone you live with is 75 or over. And if you are not yet 75, you can still get a 50 per cent reduction in the price of your TV Licence if you or someone you live with is registered blind (severely sight impaired).
  • Your partner or someone else who cares for you may be able to get extra benefit for helping you. Find out more about benefits for carers.

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