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Personal Independence Payment - PIP Assessment - Handle money

A straightforward guide to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) test, what the activities are and what you can score points for

Handle money

Making budgeting decisions 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 handling money, 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 handling money, do not add them together.

No points

You can plan your budget and pay your bills without any help.

Two points

You can only plan your budget and pay your bills if someone reminds you or helps you.

Four points

You can only add up your shopping and work out the change if someone reminds you or helps you.

Six points

You can’t add up your shopping or work out the change, even if someone helps you.


Updated May 2017

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