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).Find out more about 'Low income and visual impairment: Benefits and wages meet minimum income standards?'
Income and benefits
This study into the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) found the application process hindered by accessibility issues, confusing forms and troublesome face-to-face assessment experiences.Find out more about 'Experiences of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for People with Sensory Loss 2017'
The research used an established methodology that defines Minimum Income Standards (MIS) for different households to consider how much more it costs, as a minimum, to live with different degrees of sight loss at different times of life.Find out more about 'Additional Costs of Living for People who are Sight Impaired or Severely Sight Impaired'
The Sight Loss and Minimum Income Standards report is based on discussions among people with sight loss to identify the additional budget needed, with the exclusion of housing costs, in order for a severely sight impaired person of pension age living alone to reach a minimum acceptable standard of living.Find out more about 'Sight Loss and minimum Income standards – the additional costs of severity and age'