People who are unable to follow their employment in consequence of blindness may now obtain an old age pension at fifty.
Claims should be made at any Post Office, but before a pension can be granted the applicant must prove that he or she satisfies the following conditions:
So blind as to be unable to perform any work for which the eyesight is necessary.
Have reached the age of fifty.
Have been a British subject for at least the last ten years.
Have been resident in the United Kingdom for at least twelve years since attaining the age of thirty years.
As a result of the Blind Persons Act, 1907, blind persons in England and Wales between the ages of fifty and seventy were in receipt of old age pensions at the end of March, 1922.
The restrictions and disqualifications are the same as in the case of an ordinary Old Age Pension.