If your vision is below a certain level, are over 18 years and satisfy a means test, you may be entitled to the blind pension. A means test calculates any income that you may have or property or assets in your name that could provide an income. You should apply for the blind pension four months before your 18th birthday. If you are blind or have a serious visual impairment prior to reaching 18 years, you should make your claim 4 months before your 18th birthday. If you are aged 16-18, you may qualify for Disability Allowance.If you are awarded a Blind Pension, you may also qualify for the Blind Welfare Allowance paid by the HSE.
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