Guide dog aid

You are entitled to the guide dog allowance if all of the following criteria are met:

  • your place of residence is the City of Tallinn,
  • you have a severe or profound visual disability,
  • you are using a specially trained guide dog to support your daily mobility and have completed adjustment training with said guide dog, and the relevant exam,
  • the guide dog has been entered in the municipal Pet Register,
  • the guide dog has successfully completed the annual veterinary examination and been declared healthy and capable of being a guide dog,
  • you have filed an application for guide dog allowance.

Application – as from 2020 you need to file a one-off application for the allowance. We advise filing the application during the first quarter but not later than on 15 March 2020. This is to ensure that the first payment is made in March of the year when you filed the application.

Awarding – the allowance is awarded if all eligibility criteria have been met.

Payment – the allowance is paid quarterly (in March, June, September and December) provided that all eligibility criteria continue to be met.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Guide dogs trained previously are not required to complete the adjustment exam in order to be eligible for the allowance paid by the City of Tallinn.

  • Guide dog aid you can apply at:

    Personal identification

    Your identity will be identified in the portal when you log in to use the service

    Application registration

    Follow the service process in the portal


    The benefit will appear on your bank account

    What to do when the result is unsatisfactory:

    The Social Welfare Department of the local district administration deals with further processing and benefit payment. To achieve the desired result follow the instructions of the social worker

    For contact information, choose institution from the list:

  • Guide dog aid can be applied for from one’s city district of residence by submitting a filled in and digitally signed guide dog aid application form to the respective city district

    In order to apply for the aid at the office, you need to bring along a personal identification document.


    Guide dog aid shall be paid to persons entitled to the aid once per quarter.

    For contact information, choose institution from the list: