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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessment - Dressing and undressing

A straight forward guide to the PIP test, what the activities are and what you can score points for

Dressing and undressing

Dressing and undressing is a daily living activity. Add the points you score for this activity with the points you score for other daily living activities to find out if you may be entitled to the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

When you are looking at how many points you score for dressing and undressing, think about what help you need most of the time to do it:

  • Safely
  • Well enough
  • Often enough
  • Fast enough

You score the points for the sentence that is true for most or over half of the time. If more than one sentence is true, you normally only get points for the sentence that is true for the most time. You can only score one set of points for dressing and undressing, do not add them together.

No points

You can get dressed and undressed without any help or special aids.

Examples of special aids:

  • Sock aids
  • Button hooks

Two points

You can only get dressed or undressed if you use a special aid.

You can only get dressed or undressed, or stay dressed, if someone reminds you to.

You need someone to remind you or help you to choose the right clothes for the weather.

You need someone to help you dress or undress your lower body.

Four points

You need someone to help you dress or undress your upper body.

Eight points

You cannot get dressed or undressed at all.

 

Updated May 2017

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