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.

This content applies to England

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

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

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.

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).

Table of the ten daily living activities and two mobility activities used to assess a person claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP), their descriptors and points.

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

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).