The benefits system, such as Centrelink and Department of Human Services, can be complicated, so Vision Australia has created three resources to assist people with blindness or low vision understand and advocate for their rights in the benefits system.
Did you know?
If you meet the requirements of legal blindness, you are considered ‘manifestly eligible’ for either the Disability Support Pension (Blind) or the Age Pension (Blind).
If you are asked to undergo additional assessments, or undertake employment related activities that you don’t think you are required to do, request that they confirm the obligations under manifest eligibility.
Want to know more?
The Vision Australia Advocacy team can provide you with advice around navigating the application process and eligibility requirements for the Disability Support Pension (Blind) or the Age Pension (Blind). Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 84 74 66 and ask to speak with an Advocacy Advisor.