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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessment - Going to toilet

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

Going to toilet

Managing toilet needs or incontinence 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 going to toilet, 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 going to toilet, do not add them together.

No points

You can get on and off the toilet, go to the toilet and clean yourself afterwards without any special aids.

You suffer from incontinence, you can manage it yourself and you can clean yourself afterwards without any special aids.

Examples of special aids:

  • Adapted toilet or commode
  • Incontinence pads
  • Grab rails

Two points

You can only get on or off a normal toilet, go to the toilet and clean yourself afterwards with a special aid.

You can only get on or off a normal toilet, go to the toilet and clean yourself afterwards if someone reminds you or watches you to keep you safe.

You suffer from incontinence and you can only manage it yourself and clean yourself afterwards if you use a special aid.

You suffer from incontinence and you can only manage it yourself and clean yourself afterwards if someone reminds you or watches you to keep you safe.

Four points

You need someone to help you to get on or off the toilet, go to the toilet or clean yourself afterwards.

Six points

You suffer from incontinence (either bladder or bowel) and you need someone to help you to manage it or clean yourself afterwards.

Eight points

You suffer from incontinence (both bladder and bowel) and you need someone to help you to manage it or clean yourself afterwards.

 

Updated May 2017

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