You may receive a Blind Pension while you are getting Partial Capacity Benefit.
We do not include your income from Partial Capacity Benefit when we do the means test for Blind Pension, but we do include your earnings from any other source.
Rates of payment
Increase for a qualified adult
Increase for a qualified child
Your payment is made up of a personal rate for you and extra amounts for a qualified adult and any dependant children.
A qualified adult is a spouse or partner whose income is below a certain level. You receive an increase in your payment for them. You may also get an extra amount for your child, called an increase for a qualified child.
To get this increase your child must:
live with you, in the State
be the correct age for the payment you are claiming
not be in legal custody
To apply for Blind Pension, fill in the application form below:
Application Form: Blind Pension (BP1)
The Blind Pension is a means-tested payment paid to blind and visually impaired people who are habitually resident in Ireland.
Braille and audio cassette tape versions of this application form are available from the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. Staff in your local Intreo Centre or social welfare branch office
will be happy to help you complete the form and can answer any questions you may have.
Please return your completed application form and relevant supporting documents to:
Blind Pension Section
Social Welfare Services Office, College Road
, F91 T384