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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.

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