Project Skill: income

Experiences of Living with Visual Impairment: Matching Income with Needs

June 2018 Katherine Hill, Claire Shepherd and Donald Hirsch, Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP), Loughborough University Research commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust and undertaken by the Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP) at Loughborough University identified the minimum income needed by visually impaired people to achieve an acceptable standard of living compared to benefit levels. The report ‘Experiences of Living with Visual Impairment: Matching Income with Needs’ investigates the experiences of visually impaired people living at or below the Minimum Income Standard and the impact on their lives. It found that those living on a low...

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Low Income and Visual Impairment: Do Benefits and Wages Meet Minimum Income Standards?

September 2017 Professor Donald Hirsch, Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP), University of Loughborough This study considers the extent to which benefits and minimum wages can provide visually impaired people with part or all of the income they need in order to meet a minimum income standard (MIS). Key Findings: •  Additional disability cost benefits often fall short of covering the extra costs visually impaired people face. •  Receipt of PIP or Attendance Allowance can also trigger supplements to other benefits, such as ESA and Pension Credit, for those who receive them. It is therefore necessary to take...

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