Blind Person’s Allowance
The Blind Person’s Allowance is a special tax-free allowance that blind people (or even people with very poor vision) can claim on top of their personal allowance.
For the tax year 2019-20 the Blind Person’s Allowance is £2,450, regardless of your age or income.
Who is eligible for the Blind Person’s Allowance?
- in England and Wales, you can claim it if you’re registered with your local council as blind or severely sight impaired, and if you also have a medical certificate that confirms it
- in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you only need the medical certificate
To get it, call HMRC on 0300 200 3301 – they won’t give you this allowance automatically.