Your money resources

We have a number of resources including factsheets, briefings and checklists to guide visually impaired people through the benefits maze and to ensure that you receive everything to which you are entitled.

Our welfare rights advice is organised depending on your age and circumstances.

Young people

16 plus and still in education (school or college)
16/18 plus and leaving education for work or training
18 plus and off to university
Just graduated from university

Working age

25 or over and in work
Over 25 and not in work
Over 25 and in education or training

Pension age

60 or over

Weekly benefit rates from April 2012

Weekly rates of the most common benefits that you can claim if you have a sight problem.

Welfare rights factsheets and briefings

We have a range of benfits factsheets and briefings for you to download to help you ensure you are receiving the benefits you are entitled to.

HMRC and RNIB tax advice service

RNIB has launched a new service with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), to support blind and partially sighted people with tax and benefit issues.

Where to get help

Action service user Stanley

If you are having any problems with your benefits our highly experienced regional teams of independent living coordinators and welfare rights officers can advise you on all issues relating to social security benefits and other entitlements, together with advice, tips and hints about filling in forms and disputing decisions.

Contact your local Action team

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