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Apply for blind person's allowance


You can apply for blind allowance if you are blind or have a comparably severe visual impairment.

If you meet the eligibility requirements for receiving blind allowance, the amount of the benefit depends on whether or not you live in an inpatient facility or in a special form of housing (integration assistance).

If you live in Lower Saxony outside of an inpatient facility or special form of housing, the blind allowance is 410 euros per month. Certain benefits, in particular benefits from long-term care insurance, are partially offset against the blind allowance. In these cases, the above-mentioned blind allowance would be reduced.

If you live in an inpatient facility or special form of housing, the blind allowance is 205 euros per month.

You can decide for yourself how to use the blind allowance.

Process flow

After your application has been submitted, the competent authority will check whether you meet the requirements for receiving blind allowance.

If documents or information are missing for the examination of the application, the competent authority will request them from you additionally.

If you meet the requirements for receiving blind allowance, you will receive a notification of the amount of blind allowance to which you are entitled. You will then receive the blind allowance on a monthly basis. Proof of use is not required.

If you do not meet the requirements for receiving blind allowance, you will receive a rejection notice.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the district and the independent city in which you reside.

Requirements

  • You must have been identified as Bl (blind) by means of a procedure for determining your disability (severely disabled person's pass).
  • They must have their habitual residence in Lower Saxony

or

  • if you live in an inpatient facility or a special form of housing within Germany, your habitual residence must have been in Lower Saxony before you were admitted there.
  • The reason for your blindness must not be related to military and military service or vaccination
  • There must be no custodial measures against you.

Which documents are required?

  • an application must be submitted
  • Severely disabled person's ID card or assessment notice with mark Bl
  • Documents on third-party benefits that are to be credited against the blind allowance (e.g. long-term care insurance benefits).
  • Certificate of a legal residence permit, provided that you are neither a German citizen nor a citizen of an EU country

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The blind allowance is paid at the earliest from the first of the month in which the application for blind allowance is submitted.

Processing duration

The processing time depends in particular on the completeness of the information and the submission of the evidence required for the processing of the application.

Applications / forms

It is possible to apply for the state blind allowance at the same time as the application for the determination of severely disabled status in accordance with the Social Security Code - Ninth Book (SGB IX).

Appeal

  • Contradiction
  • Complaint

What else should I know?

Information on the state blind allowance can be found on the website of the Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family.

It is possible to apply for the blind allowance at the same time as the application for determination of severely disabled status in accordance with the Social Security Code - Ninth Book (SGB IX) (severely disabled person's card).

Further benefits for the blind can be granted within the framework of assistance for the blind in accordance with the Twelfth Book of the Social Code (SGB XII) or from the State Fund for the Blind.

Blind and severely visually impaired people from the former administrative district of Braunschweig can receive support from the Herzog Wilhelm Foundation for the Blind.

Comments

Although an informal application is possible, you will need to fill out the application form afterwards.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies


Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Soziales
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
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Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
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Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Ansprechpartner

Monika Berning
Telephone: 05931 44-1745
Fax: 05931 44-391745
Room:
F 257
responsible for:
Ulla Neumann
Telephone: 05931 44-1255
Fax: 05931 44391255
Room:
F 255
responsible for:
Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
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Postal address: Post Office Box 280 , 49735 Haselünne
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Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Ansprechpartner

Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:

Data protection information


Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Timetable
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Timetable
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Einheitsgemeinde Haselünne, Stadt
Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
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Postal address: Post Office Box 280 , 49735 Haselünne
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Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Ansprechpartner

Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:

Fachbereich Zentrale Steuerung und Finanzen
Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
Timetable
Postal address: Post Office Box 280 , 49735 Haselünne
Timetable
Telephone: 05961 509-440
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
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Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)