State Allowance for the Blind

The State Allowance for the Blind is a benefit of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, which is granted independently of income and assets.

The State Allowance for the Blind is a benefit of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, which is granted independently of income and assets.

Under certain conditions, it is provided to people who are civilly blind, people who are equal to blind people and people who are severely visually impaired. It serves to compensate for the additional expenses caused by disability and is granted on request.

Assessment notice of the State Office for Social Services on blindness as a severe disability in accordance with § 152 of the Social Code IX (SGB IX).

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In addition to the state allowance for the blind, benefits of assistance for the blind can be applied for in accordance with § 72 SGB XII. Both services serve the same purpose, whereby the state allowance for the blind is lower than the assistance for the blind. In contrast to the state allowance for the blind, however, the payment of assistance for the blind requires that certain income and asset limits are not exceeded. State allowance for the blind is paid as a matter of priority and credited in full to an existing entitlement to assistance for the blind.

For war blind people (war victims), the regulations according to the Federal Supply Act apply.

Related Links

  • State BlindNess Allowance Act (LBIGG)
  • § 152 Social Code Ninth Book (SGB IX)

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Last update or date of publication
28.01.2022