March 2017

Conducted by NatCen Social Research. Jointly commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust, Royal National Institute of Blind people (RNIB) and Sense.

The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) process is overwhelmingly negative for people with sensory loss, despite participants interviewed as part of the Experiences of PIP for People with Sensory Loss study eventually receiving a ‘positive’ financial outcome. The report is based on interviews with 53 people with sensory impairments transitioning from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to PIP. The study found the application process was hindered by accessibility issues, confusing forms and troublesome face-to-face assessment experiences.

Links:

Research Findings: Experiences of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for People with Sensory Loss – Word version and PDF version

Full report – Experiences of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for People with Sensory Loss – Word version and PDF version

For more information about RNIB visit www.rnib.org.uk and for more information about Sense visit www.sense.org.uk