The Blind Pension is really a payment that is means-tested to blind and aesthetically reduced folks who are constantly resident in Ireland. The repayment is manufactured because of the Department of Employment Affairs and personal Protection. To be eligible for the retirement you need to provide an eye test from an opthalmic doctor to validate your artistic disability.
The re payment consists of a personal price for you and additional quantities for a qualified adult and any youngster dependants (see ‘Rates’ below). You may also qualify for the Blind Welfare Allowance paid by the HSE if you are awarded a Blind Pension.
You will immediately get a free of charge Travel Pass and a Companion Free Travel Pass. (a free of charge Travel Pass allows you to definitely travel on State transport that is public Ireland free of charge. A Companion Free Travel Pass enables your friend aged 16 or higher to also travel at no cost). You may be eligible for a other advantages like the Alone that is living Increase the Household pros Package.
One-Parent Family Payment and Blind Pension
Blind Pension is payable with One-Parent Family Payment (OFP). This means somebody who qualifies for OFP and Blind Pension could possibly get both re payments during the complete price. Those who be eligible for Blind Pension are exempted through the age conditions for OFP. Which means that you are able to claim both Blind Pension and OFP (and any IQCs payable with both Blind Pension and OFP) together until your youngest son or daughter is 16 years old.
You should make your claim 4 months before your 18th birthday if you are blind or have a serious visual impairment before reaching 18 years. (if you should be aged 16-18, you could be eligible for a impairment Allowance.) Blind Pension just isn’t compensated when you turn 66.
In the event that you become blind or really aesthetically reduced after your eighteenth birthday celebration, you ought to use asap. Continue reading