If you are registered as Sight Impaired or Severely Sight Impaired you may be entitled to claim a welfare benefit. In turn, this can help with the extra costs e.g. Specialist equipment, help around the home and taxi fares etc.
For those who are 65 years or over you may be entitled to Attendance Allowance and for those of working age; Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The claim forms are large and daunting especially for those who are unfamiliar with them.
Our Independent Living Advisor can visit you in your own home and guide you through the claim and help you apply. If necessary, Open Sight can offer support throughout the whole claim process, and offer help and guidance if your claim is not successful in the first instance.
Benefits advice can be given over the phone or during a home visit.
For more information contact Jackie Smith on 023 8064 6372 or Jackie.Smith@opensight.org.uk