Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit which helps with some of the extra costs related to disability if you're aged 16 to 64. PIP is a crucial benefit, but the current assessment and decision making process is not working for people with sight loss.
We want the PIP process to be fair and accessible for blind and partially sighted people.
The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) application process is causing blind and partially sighted people hardship and distress. Many are having their claims wrongly refused.
PIP assessors often don't understand sight loss and its impact on people’s daily lives, and some even conduct eye tests overriding evidence from NHS ophthalmologists. Poor decision-making by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is also resulting in people being offered a lower level of PIP or being refused altogether.
Ask your MP to contact the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to make sure that blind and partially sighted people get the payment they are entitled to.Take action now
For further information please see the media release.
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