1.1.P.210 Permanent blindness (DSP, Age)
When determining permanent blindness for the purposes of DSP or Age, the following guidelines are applied:
- corrected visual acuity (1.1.V.50) on the Snellen Scale must be less than 6/60 in both eyes, or
- constriction to within 10 degrees or less of arc of central fixation in the better eye, irrespective of corrected visual acuity, or
- a combination of visual defects resulting in the same degree of visual impairment as that occurring in the above points.
Act reference: SSAct section 95 Qualification for DSP-permanent blindness
Policy reference: SS Guide 3.6.1 DSP - Qualification & Payability, 188.8.131.52 Assessment of Blindness for DSP
Last reviewed: 20 March 2015