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Sight loss resources

How to manage your money and bills

Published on 29 Jul 2022

Our Rehabilitation Officers for People with Vision Impairment (ROVIs) work directly with blind veterans, helping them rebuild their lives with practical, technical and emotional support.

Here are some of their top tips for money and bills when living with a vision impairment.

Accessible bills and letters

Ask any organisations that send you bills or letters to send them in large print, or any other format that would be helpful to you. Organisations have to provide these by law.

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A book with accessible large print text

Bank cards

You can ask your bank to change your chip and pin card to a chip and sign card, so you can sign for purchases when shopping instead of trying to use a pin pad.

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A cashier using a card machine to print a receipt
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Sight loss resources

Always ask if you’re unsure of something 

There’s no such thing as a silly question. If you are a Blind Veterans UK beneficiary and need more information, call our helpline on 0300 111 22 33.

If you are not yet a Blind Veterans UK beneficiary, you can find more information in our urgent help section. 

You can also get advice about sight loss from the RNIB. Contact the RNIB helpline on 0303 123 9999, email them or say ‘Alexa, call RNIB helpline’ to an Alexa-enabled device.

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