If you are blind, partially sighted, or have dual sensory loss you may qualify for benefits or allowances to support you in your daily life - at home, with travel, in work or in education. For example:
1. Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
2. Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
3. Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
The benefit system is quite complex and subject to frequent changes. For advice about specific benefits telephone Action for Blind People on 0117 953 7750 or go to the website www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk
Detailed information about benefits and entitlements is also available on the page for disabled people on the DirectGov website at https://www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities
Here are some organisations that offer advice and support for people applying for benefits:
Action for Blind People
Telephone: 0117 953 7750
DWP Disability Benefits Enquiry Line
Telephone: 0800 88 22 00
Textphone: 0800 24 33 55
It is open from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday and from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm on Saturday.
Citizens Advice Bureaux
National Helpline: 08444 111 444
Money Advice Service
0300 500 5000
Advice and guides to help improve your finances. Tools and calculators to help you keep track and plan ahead. Support in person, over the phone and online.
- Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
- Saturday, 9am to 1pm
- Sunday and Bank Holidays, closed
Calls cost the same as a normal call, if your calls are free, it's included.
WRAMAS (Welfare Rights and Money Advice Service) Bristol
The Welfare Rights and Money Advice Service (WRAMAS) provide benefits and money advice, consultancy, information and training, to a range of clients, services and organisations throughout Bristol.
VisionPLUS - Bath
VisionPLUS provide advice and information about money and benefits to people with visual impairment living in the Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) area. Their telephone and textphone number 01225 446555 and their website is