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Research suggests that a quarter of people with sight loss are missing out on benefits

New research carried out by Loughborough University for RNIB has found that around one in four blind and partially sighted people are not claiming the disability benefits to which they are entitled.

People with sight loss from ethnic minorities, low income families and those in employment are among the groups most likely to be missing out. The report calls for more targeted support for vision impaired people in these groups, and for structural barriers in the benefits system to be addressed.

RNIB, many other sight loss organisations and charities such as Citizen's Advice can provide benefits advice to help you get the help that you are entitled to. You can find out more and read the full report here.