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If you are deaf or have hearing loss, you might be able to get disability benefits and grants to help cover the cost of:

  • technology and assistive devices, such as a personal listener, to help you communicate
  • communication support to help you do your job or study, such as a speech-to-text translator or British Sign Language (BSL) translator.

You may also qualify for other discounts and financial support, depending on your personal situation.

To check what you can claim, use the Benefits Calculator on the Turn2Us website.

State Pension age

The benefits you can apply for depend on whether you have reached the age when you can claim your State Pension. Your State Pension age is worked out based on your gender and date of birth.

Check your State Pension age on the GOV.UK website