Apply for the State Blind Pension Program

If you’re visually impaired and income-eligible, the State Blind Pension Program may be able to provide a monthly benefit of up to $100.

Eligibility for State Blind Pension

Recipients must qualify and meet visual requirements. Eligibility for determined by your local county assistance office (CAO). 

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Your visual acuity in your better eye with corrective lens must not exceed 3/60 or 10/200.
  • The combined value of your real and personal property may not exceed $7,500.
  • Your annual net income, including the Blind Pension payment, may not exceed $4,260.
  • You must be a resident of Pennsylvania.
  • You must be at least 21 years old.

Apply Now

You can apply for State blind Pension by completing an application online, in person, or by mail. If you need help filling out the application form or need more information about benefits, trained workers at your county assistance office can help you.

Apply Online

Complete an online application for cash benefits at COMPASS.

Use COMPASS to Apply

Apply in Person

Fill out an application, ask questions, and get more information at your local CAO.

Find Your County Assistance Office (CAO)

Download an Application

Download, complete, and return an application to your local CAO.

Download an Application