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
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:
- 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.
You can plan your budget and pay your bills without any help.
You can only plan your budget and pay your bills if someone reminds you or helps you.
You can only add up your shopping and work out the change if someone reminds you or helps you.
You can’t add up your shopping or work out the change, even if someone helps you.
Reviewed: February 2023