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Profound deafness

bramleybramley Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi does anyone know if a person is entitled to any benefits if they are profoundly deaf?

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  • bevt2017bevt2017 Member Posts: 353 Pioneering
    Hi @bramley

    I am proufondly deaf, with other disabilities.
    There is a website called "action for hearing loss".
    Gives you great advice on what benefits you are entitled to.
    Also your local deaf society could help you with benifits and fill out forms.
    They will also help, if you need equipment for your home.
    And help with support groups.
    Good luck 
    Bev x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Being deaf won't entitle you to benefits but how being deaf affects you daily life could entitle you to them.

    PIP isn't a means tested benefits so you can claim this regardless of your household income. For PIP it's based on how those conditions affect you daily.

    There's a PIP self test that you can complete online. This will give you some idea what you could possibly score, if anything. It is only a guide and evidence will be needed to a claim, if you apply.

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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