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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessment - Plan and follow a journey

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

Plan and follow a journey

Planning and following journeys is a mobility activity. Add the points you score for this activity with the points you score for the other mobility activity to find out if you may be entitled to the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

When you are looking at how many points you score for planning and following a journey, 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 planning and following a journey, do not add them together.

No points

You can plan how to get somewhere, and find your way there, without any help.

Four points

Leaving your house makes you so distressed that you can’t do anything, unless someone encourages you.

Examples of so distressed that you can’t do anything:

  • You have an anxiety or panic attack
  • You have a breakdown or meltdown

Eight points

You can’t plan how to get somewhere.

Ten points

You can’t leave the house because it makes you so distressed that you can’t do anything.

You can’t find your way to a new place without someone else, a guide dog or a special aid to help you.

Examples of special aids:

  • NOT SatNav unless it is especially for disabled people
  • Cane or white stick
  • Braille map

12 points

You can’t find your way to a place you know without someone else, a guide dog or a special aid to help you.

 

Updated May 2017

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