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Apply for blind and deaf allowance


If you are blind or severely visually impaired, you may be eligible for a blind person's allowance. It is intended to compensate for your additional expenses due to the disability.

The full blind person's allowance is 424.44 euros per month for adults and 294.76 euros for minors.

Highly visually impaired persons receive 61.30 euros per month.

Benefits under the State Blindness Benefit Act are independent of income and assets.

However, some benefits from long-term care insurance are counted towards the blind person's allowance.

For example, if you receive cash or non-cash benefits for home care or partial or full inpatient care, you will receive a reduced blind person's allowance.

Offset Amounts
Care level 2

Adults: 279,08 Euro

Minors: 149,40 Euro

Nursing degree 3-5

Adults: 244,59 Euro

Minors: 114,91 Euro

Home - own contribution to the home costs more than 50

Adults: 424,44 Euro

Minors: 294,76 Euro

Home - own contribution to the home costs less than 50

Adults: 212,22 euro

minors: 147,38 euro

The same applies if you are deaf. The deaf allowance in Saxony-Anhalt is 61,30 euro. Unlike the blind allowance, the deaf allowance is always paid in this amount.

You are entitled to a blind person's allowance if

  • Your visual acuity is not more than 1/50 in either eye, even when tested by both eyes,
  • you are severely visually impaired with a visual acuity of more than 1/20 in neither eye and not even when tested by both eyes.

You receive a deafness allowance

  • With congenital deafness or deafness acquired up to the age of 7.
  • or deafness bordering on deafness, if the degree of disability due to severe disorders of speech acquisition is 100,
  • with deafness acquired later, if the degree of disability due to deafness alone and severe speech impairment accompanying the deafness is 100.
  • Application for blind or deaf person's allowance
  • Determination notice about your disability

There are no fees to pay.

Benefits according to the Landesblinden- und Gehörlosengeldgesetz are granted upon application. It is paid from the month when the requirements and your application are met.

The responsibility lies with the State Administration Office (LVwA).

You can find application forms for the blind and deaf allowance on the pages of the State Administration Office.

In contrast to the blind person's allowance, the blind person's allowance is a federal benefit. It can be granted in addition to the blind person's allowance. You can find out what the requirements are at your local social welfare office.

Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Integration of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

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