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What is the Blind Person's Allowance?

The Blind Person’s Allowance is an extra amount of income that people registered as blind or severely sight impaired can earn without having to pay tax on it.

It increases your tax-free personal allowance.

People in England and Wales who are registered as blind/severely sight impaired (SSI) with a local authority can receive Blind Person’s Allowance.

In Scotland and Northern Ireland, people will receive it if they:

  • have been certified as blind by an eye specialist
  • haven’t been certified but are so blind that they can’t do any work for which eyesight is essential

The allowance is the same for everyone who is entitled to it, regardless of age or income.

How much is the Blind Person's Allowance for the financial year 2017/18 ?

Blind Person’s Allowance for 2017/18 is £2,650.

Want to find out more about the Blind Person’s Allowance?

To find out more about Blind Person’s tax allowance check this link on the HMRC website.

https://www.gov.uk/blind-persons-allowance/what-youll-get

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