Unfit processes and poor decision making are leading to some people who are entitled to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) being refused this crucial benefit, leaving them distressed and worse off. We’ve been campaigning to highlight the challenges of the PIP process for blind and partially sighted people.
We want the Department for Work and Pensions to ensure the PIP assessment and decision-making processes are fair and accessible for blind and partially sighted people, taking into consideration their individual needs.
Over 1,500 people and counting have taken our action and written to their MP about this issue. We are now eagerly awaiting the government’s response to the recent Work and Pensions Select Committee report on PIP and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and will share our next steps soon.
We would like to dedicate this edition of Campaign Update to Jill Grant, a long-time committed campaigner, who sadly died in December 2017. Jill worked tirelessly to fight against the inequalities she and other blind and partially sighted people experience daily. Jill will be missed greatly.
This article originally appeared in the Spring 2018 edition of Connect Magazine.