Sensory Disability Benefit

Service Description

As a blind, deaf or deaf-blind person, you receive a sensory disability allowance to compensate for the additional expenses caused by your disability. Your income and assets are not taken into account. You must apply for the sensory disability allowance.

Since July 1, 2023, the sensory disability allowance for blind people is 472 euros per month. For deaf-blind people, this amount increases by 172 euros. Deaf people receive 172 euros per month.

If you are a blind or deaf person in an inpatient institution, the sensory disability allowance is reduced to 107.62 euros per month. As a deaf-blind person living in an inpatient facility, this amount increases to 215.24 euros for you.

Benefits that you receive as a blind, deaf and deaf-blind person to compensate for the additional expenses caused by blindness, deafness and deaf-blindness according to other legal regulations are offset against the sensory disability allowance.

If blind or deaf-blind people receive cash, non-cash or combined benefits for home care, the sensory disability allowance is reduced to 215.23 euros per month for care level 2 and to 150.45 euros per month for care levels 3 to 5. For deaf-blind people, the amounts increase by 172 euros each.

Deaf people receive 172 euros regardless of the care level.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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