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Money and benefits

A close-up image of pound coins and notes
A close-up image of pound coins and notes
If you're blind or partially sighted, there are benefits and assistance available to make life easier. We can help you check what benefits, concessions and grants you could be entitled to. We also have tips on how to manage your finances independently.

In this section

Cost of Living

Society isn’t designed with blind and partially sighted people in mind and the cost of living crisis has made this situation worse. RNIB is here to help you.

Grants from RNIB

We offer grants to registered blind or partially sighted people for useful technology that can help them live independently.

Grants from other organisations

As well as grants from RNIB, there are a number of different charities and organisations around the UK that may be able to provide you with financial assistance if you are blind or partially sighted and on a low income.

Benefits for people of working age

If you are under state pension age  and are blind or partially sighted, there are a number of benefits that you could claim.

Branch and ATM banking

Hints and tips to make banking at your local branch and cashpoint easier, including help with finding the nearest accessible cashpoint.

Banking - your rights and the complaints process

What to do if you're unhappy with the level of service you're receiving from your bank? The Equality Act 2010 is a law that aims to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to use services. Find out about your rights.

Debit and credit cards

Paying by credit or with debit card is a popular way to pay for goods or services. There are two types of cards that might work for you: chip and PIN or chip and signature cards.

Reducing your Council Tax bill

Four different ways in which you could reduce your Council Tax bill. Although the four ways are not specifically for blind and partially sighted people, one or all of them may apply to you.

Pension Credit

What is Pension Credit? How do you qualify for it and how much it is worth? Find out more below.

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is there to help people of working age on low income with living costs. You can find out more about what it is, if you qualify and how to claim below.