Having your sight registered (shown on a Certificate of Vision Impairment) can lead to certain concessions and benefits as partially sighted or severely sight impaired. Below are some concessions and benefits; however the list is only guidance and is not definitive.”
For those registered as Severely Sight Impaired it is possible that the following may be due –
Television Licence Fee reduction
Blue Badge car parking concession
Cinema pass for the carer
The Blind Persons Tax Allowance .
For those registered as Severely Sight Impaired or partially sighted –
Disabled Persons Railcard
Free Bus Travel
Free postage as ‘Articles for the Blind’
Free admission for a guide to theatres/galleries and tourist attractions
Personal Independence payment (PIP) – welfare Benefit for working age
Attendance Allowance – welfare Benefit for over 65s.
For further information on travel concessions contact Hampshire County Council on: 0300 555 1376
Services will be able to advise on benefits available in any given circumstances, but the following are also available:
Benefit Enquiry Line: 0800 88 22 00
DLA & Attendance Allowance: 08457 12 34 56
Tax Credits: 0845 300 3900
Pensions Direct: 0845 301 3011
Further information on the above and other advice agencies can be found in our Information Guide.