Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a payment to people, whether in or out of work, to help with the extra costs of disability. This includes both daily living, and mobility components.
The DWP recently consulted on whether to make changes to the current policy on aids and appliances, in the context of the PIP daily living component. The daily living component is an amount of money given to cover the extra costs of completing daily living tasks when you have a disability. It should support you to do things such as cooking, dressing, reading and communicating among other things. We were really worried that blind and partially sighted people could lose out under the proposals put forward in the consultation.
There's clear evidence that living with sight loss brings a range of additional costs. We campaign for a fairer benefits system and to ensure people with sight loss have access to disability benefits.Find out what we're doing to protect welfare support
If you're blind or partially sighted our PIP toolkit can help you to complete your application form for PIP.Check out the toolkit
It's vital that blind and partially sighted people have access to employment. Find out what we're doing to ensure that blind and partially sighted people have equal access to employment and services such as Access to Work are protected.Check out the latest Employment news