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The Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment

These pages tell you more about how the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) assesses your ability to carry out daily living tasks and move around so that they can work out whether or not you will be entitled to get Personal Independence Payment (PIP). You can also find out more about how you’ll be assessed if you have a fluctuating condition.

The disability conditions

Daily living and mobility activities and how you will be measured against them when you claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

If you are asked to go to a face-to-face assessment

Frequently asked questions about the face-to-face assessment for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

How your claim is assessed

Assessment of you claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) by a health professional, whether you need a face-to-face assessment, and the decision on your claim.

Activities, descriptors and points

How to use the table of daily living and mobility activities, descriptors and points and how many points you need to claim the standard or enhanced rate of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Guide to the meaning of words used in the activities and descriptors

Meaning of words used in activities and descriptors for daily living and mobility activities for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

Table of activities, descriptors and points

Table of activities, descriptors and points of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

If your condition fluctuates

Special rules about which descriptor applies to you if the effects of your condition vary from day-to-day, or throughout the year and you are getting Personal Independence Payment (PIP).