Benefits and grants

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.

Range of benefits

There are a range of different benefits available, take a look at our information on:

We also have details of the weekly rates for benefits that people who are blind or partially sighted most commonly claim. 

In addition, you may be able to get help with NHS costs, help with your Council Tax bill and use a free postal service for certain items. There are also grants available from RNIB and other organisations.

You can also find out more by downloading our Starting out - Benefits, concessions and registration leaflet, which covers England, Wales and Scotland:

For information about Northern Ireland please download our Starting out: Benefits, concessions and certification in Northern Ireland leaflet:

Benefits calculator

If you have read our information about the range of benefits on offer, you can take the next step and 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. 

Please note that our benefits calculator is designed for blind and partially sighted people, or people who care for them.

If you would prefer to speak to one of our friendly advisers about what benefits and concessions you could be entitled to, or for other benefits advice, call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999.