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Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance is the main benefit to claim if you are looking after another person. It isn't means tested and doesn't depend on National Insurance contributions.

See RNIB's website for details of rates.

Carer's Credit

Carer's Credit is a weekly National Insurance credit. Although it isn't a benefit payment, we recommend that you apply for it as it helps carers to build up their qualifying years for the basic state pension.

RNIB has details of the rates for benefits that people who are sight impaired most commonly claim. For more information on carers credit, visit RNIB's website.

There are a range of discounts or even free products and services that you could take advantage of if you are registered as blind or partially sighted. Click here to find out more.


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