Qualifying for Blind Veterans UK's support

Blind veteran Peter Price recieves free support from Blind Veterans UK
Blind veteran Peter Price recieves free support from Blind Veterans UK

We believe that no one who has served their country should have to battle blindness alone.


We offer help and support to blind and vision impaired ex-Service men and women. 

See the criteria below to find out if we can help you or someone you know.

Request a callback to discuss FREE support

or

Download an application form

 

 

To qualify for our support, you need to meet two criteria:
 

1. Military service

By this we mean:

     • The UK Regular Armed Forces, including National Service, or

     • Service during the Second World War in the Merchant Navy or Polish/Indian forces under British command.


As a reservist, you need to have either:

     • Completed at least one year's satisfactory service after training (qualified for bounty), or

     • Served for less time if blinded on duty, or

     • Served during the Second World War in the merchant navy, or Polish forces under British command.

 


2. Sight loss criteria

We have our own criteria for the level of sight loss you need to have, which our doctors can assess accurately. It does not matter how or when your sight loss was caused, or whether you were on active service at the time.

 

If you have any questions about our criteria, please call our membership department on 0800 389 7979 for more information.

 

We are sorry, but we can't offer membership to anyone suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's disease or related conditions.

 

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