[blaɪnd ˈpɜːsᵊnz əˈlaʊəns]
Blind Person's Allowance is provided by the government to help individuals who are visually impaired swallow the financial costs of their disability.
Blind Person's Allowance is a tax-free allowance provided by the UK government for individuals who are registered as blind or severely sight-impaired. It is designed to help with the additional costs that incur due to the disability. It can be claimed in addition to the standard Personal Allowance and can reduce the amount of Income Tax an individual is required to pay.
To be eligible for Blind Person's Allowance, an individual must be registered as blind or severely sight-impaired with their local council, and be a UK resident for tax purposes. The allowance is available to those who are employed or self-employed, as well as those who receive a pension or other form of income.
The allowance can also be backdated for up to four years, meaning individuals may be entitled to a larger sum of tax relief if they have not previously claimed.
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