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Blind Person’s Allowance

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Blind Person’s Allowance

Overview

Blind Person’s Allowance means you can get an extra amount of income tax-free each year.

For the tax year 2013 to 2014, the allowance is £2,160.

What you’ll get

For the 2013 to 2014 tax year, you get £2,160 added to your Personal Allowance – this is the amount of income you can get before paying tax.

If you and your spouse or civil partner are both eligible, you each get an allowance.

You can transfer your Blind Person’s Allowance to your spouse or civil partner if you don’t pay tax or use all of the allowance.

Eligibility

England and Wales

If you’re registered blind with the local council you can claim Blind Person’s Allowance.

Scotland and Northern Ireland

If you’re unable to perform work for which eyesight is essential, you can claim Blind Person’s Allowance.

How to claim

Contact HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to claim.
HMRC
0845 366 7887
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 8am to 4pm

Further information

Transferring Blind Person’s Allowance to your spouse or civil partner

You may be able to transfer your allowance to your spouse or civil partner if you can’t use all of it. If you don’t pay tax but your spouse or civil partner does, you can transfer your allowance to them. You can also transfer Married Couple’s Allowance if you get it.

Contact HMRC for more information
0845 366 7887
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 8am to 4pm

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