Q14: moving around (2023)

What this question means

This question is about how your condition makes it difficult for you to:

  • stand safely without help
  • walk safely without stopping and without help

Question 14a

"Does your condition affect you moving around?"

  • Yes
  • No

You should probably tick "Yes" if you:

  • need help from someone else to move around
  • use a prosthesis, swing crutch or similar
  • take rest breaks while walking any distance
  • use an aid all the time or sometimes

Tick box question 14b

"How far can you walk using any aids or appliances you need?"

  • I can’t stand and move even using my aids or appliances
  • less than 20 metres
  • between 20 and 50 metres
  • between 50 and 200 metres
  • 200 metres or more
  • it varies

Base your answer onwhat distance you can manage most of the time (that is, on a regular and repeated basis) with or without an aid, such as a walking stick.

If you use a wheelchair or mobility scooter, it won’t be counted as an aid or appliance for this question. You should answer the question by describing how well you can stand and move without using it.

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Don't overestimate your ability. For example, if you can't regularly and repeatedly walk 50 metres then don't say you can.

If pain and breathlessness affect how far you walk, take that into account.

How far is 20, 50 or 200 metres?

To give you a rough idea of distance:

  • 20 metres is the length of 2 buses
  • 50 metres is the length of 5 buses
  • 200 metres is the length of 20 buses

Question 14c

"Tell us more about the difficulties you have with moving around and how you manage them."

It’s important you tell the DWP more by explaining your situation in the box.

It’s your chance to give the DWP a true picture of how your condition affects your ability to stand and walk. They'll use this to decide if you get PIP.

You can also use this space to explain what help you need but don't get.

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Aids that help you stand and move

List the items you use to help you stand, walk and move around.

Never miss any aids off your list because you think they're obvious, and always:

  • explain how they help you
  • make it clear if a health professional advised you to use them
  • include any that would help you if you had them
  • include any that your condition prevents you from using - for example, you can't grip a walking stick because of arthritis in your hands

Explain if you use an aid to reduce mental or physical feelings (like pain, discomfort or tiredness) when standing or walking. Make it clear if it only reduces that feeling and that you still experience something.

Rest breaks and symptoms such as pain or dizziness

Explain if you need to rest while walking or if you can't stand or walk at all.

Make it clear if the reason is because:

  • you feel tired
  • you're in pain
  • you're out of breath
  • you risk an injury - for example, falling, slipping, losing your balance or feeling dizzy

It's important to explain symptoms such as pain or discomfort and explain how they affect you, including:

  • how often you get them
  • how long they last
  • if they're likely to increase the risk of an accident
  • if they mean it takes you longer to walk somewhere
  • if they affect your ability to walk any further
  • if they affect your ability to carry out any of the other activities on your PIP claim form

If symptoms such as pain or breathlessness affect your walking most of the time, make that clear.

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Good days and bad days

Explain how you cope on both good days and bad and how you manage over a longer period of time (like a week). This gives the DWP a better picture of how you cope most of the time.

Make it clear:

  • if you have good days and bad days
  • how often you have bad days
  • if you have bad days more often than not
  • how your difficulties and symptoms differ on good days and bad - for example, you can't walk as far or stand at all or the level of pain you feel is greater

It's ok to estimate your bad days but say if you are. If it's too difficult to estimate - explain why. For example, because your condition fluctuates.

Time it takes

Think about whether it takes you at least twice as long assomeone without your condition to walk the same distance as you.

Try to explain how long it takes. It's ok to estimate but say if you are. If it's too hard to estimate explain why - for example, because the level of pain you experience is difficult to manage with medication or pain relief.

Remember to:

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  • include time for breaks if you need them
  • explain if it takes you even longer on a bad day
  • say how walking that distance on a repeated basis would affect you - for example, you'd feel more tired, it would take you longer or cause you more pain

Safety: accidents and risk of injury

Tell the DWP if you have or might injure yourself walking or standing.

It's helpful to give an example and explain:

  • why it can happen
  • how often it can happen
  • how badly it could affect you
  • what effect it has on your physical and mental health
  • if it's because you can't judge for yourself when you to stop and rest
  • if it's because you don't get help from someone

You should mention a risk even if it doesn't happen regularly.

Someone helps or assists you

Make it clear if you need help but don't get it.

if you get help, say who helps you (for example, a relative or friend) and explain:

  • why they help
  • how they help
  • how often they help

Make it clear if you need them to:

  • help you all of the time or just sometimes
  • physically assist you
  • be on hand - for example, just in case you need help
  • prevent an injury or accident

Always explain what happens (or would happen) if you don't get help. For example:

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  • you're more likely to have an accident
  • you're more likely to suffer physical or mental symptoms like pain or dizziness
  • you're less likely to go outside or socialise because you're afraid of falling or slipping

Help with question 15: additional information

Back to Help Filling in your PIP Claim Form


What is moving around for PIP? ›

The moving around activity is about whether a person can stand up and move around over different distances. The distances are 20 metres, 50 metres and 200 metres. It also looks at whether the person needs aids or appliances to move around.

How do you answer a PIP question to move? ›

You should answer the question by describing how well you can stand and move without using it. Don't overestimate your ability. For example, if you can't regularly and repeatedly walk 50 metres then don't say you can. If pain and breathlessness affect how far you walk, take that into account.

How do I pass a PIP assessment for mental health? ›

Prepare for your PIP assessment
  1. Read your PIP form thoroughly. Make any notes of changes to your condition. Remind yourself of your answers. ...
  2. Read the PIP descriptors for each question.
  3. Understand what the PIP assessment is.
  4. Make a list of points you would like to make during your assessment – and take this with you.
Jun 18, 2020

Can I claim PIP with a score of 8 or more in moving around? ›

If you get between 8 and 11 points in total, you'll get the mobility component of PIP at the standard rate. If you get at least 12 points in total, you'll get the mobility component at the enhanced rate.

How many points is anxiety for PIP? ›

Four points

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

What is the best answer for PIP questions? ›

In summary these are our top tips for a successful PIP claim:
  • Always be honest.
  • Answer describing how you feel 'most of the time'.
  • Add concise, unambiguous comments.
  • Aim for consistency with your answers.
  • Don't be afraid to get professional help.

What are the 14 questions for PIP? ›

  • You must have a health condition or disability where you: ...
  • The daily living activities include: ...
  • Q1: List your health professionals. ...
  • Q2: List your conditions, medications and treatments. ...
  • Q3: Preparing and cooking a meal. ...
  • Q4: Eating and drinking. ...
  • Q5: Managing treatments. ...
  • Q6: Washing and bathing.
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Has anyone won PIP for ADHD? ›

The average success rate for all assessed claims for PIP is 53%. For ADD/ADHD the success rate is 49%. So, a little bit lower than average, but still almost half of all claimants with ADD/ADHD get an award.

What is the 50 percent rule for PIP? ›

Under PIP, if a condition or disability affects you more than half the time, it has to be treated as affecting you all the time. Equally, if a condition or disability does not affect you half the time, then it can be disregarded or ignored for PIP purposes. This is known as the 50% rule.

Can you get disability for anxiety and depression? ›

The good news is that those with either depression and anxiety can qualify for SSDI benefits. The Social Security Administration has a process for evaluating your right to collect Social Security disability benefits based on claims of a mental health problem.

Has anyone got PIP for anxiety? ›

It is certainly possible to be eligible to claim PIP (personal independence payment pip) if suffering from a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety but it very much depends on how the mental illness affects you.

Can you get PIP with anxiety? ›

You might be able to get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) if you need extra help because of an illness, disability or mental health condition. You can make a PIP claim whether or not you get help from anyone.

Is it hard to get PIP for fibromyalgia? ›

There is much greater acceptance now that the condition fibromyalgia is real and figures show that people with Fibromyalgia account for 3.5% of all applications for PIP. However as it is often seen as a hidden disability, make sure you are prepared before applying for PIP.

How do I get max PIP points? ›

PIP Points Scores Daily Living Activities
  1. Preparing food. ...
  2. Taking nutrition. ...
  3. Managing therapy or monitoring a health condition. ...
  4. Washing and bathing. ...
  5. Managing toilet needs or incontinence. ...
  6. Dressing and undressing. ...
  7. Communicating verbally. ...
  8. Reading and understanding signs, symbols and words.

How hard is it to get high rate PIP? ›

You get the standard rate if you score between eight and 11 points for your daily living needs in the PIP test. You get the enhanced rate if you score 12 points or more. You automatically qualify for the enhanced rate of the daily living component if you are terminally ill.

How do I get 100% disability for anxiety? ›

To reach a 100 percent VA rating for anxiety, a veteran must have extremely severe symptoms and prove an inability to work. These symptoms may include: delusions and hallucinations. inappropriate behavior in public.

Is it easy to get disability for anxiety? ›

It can be difficult to bring a claim for disability benefits on the basis of anxiety or depression because the evidence used to support the diagnosis is based on subjective criteria. Objective measures, like an X-ray or a blood test, cannot tell your doctor what you are thinking or feeling in your day-to-day life.

How much disability percentage is anxiety worth? ›

When it comes to mental health conditions, such as generalized anxiety disorder, the likelihood of receiving at least a 30% rating is high. Again, you just have to prove that the condition is service-related. Those who deal with minor social and occupational impairment because of their anxiety receive a 30% VA rating.

Can you get PIP for PTSD? ›

More common conditions, including anxiety and depression do lead to awards of PIP mobility. Autistic spectrum disorder and PTSD attracted the highest proportion of awards.

What conditions automatically qualify you for PIP? ›

  • you're 16 or over.
  • you have a long-term physical or mental health condition or disability.
  • you have difficulty doing certain everyday tasks or getting around.
  • you expect the difficulties to last for at least 12 months from when they started.

What disabilities qualify for PIP? ›

PIP eligibility

you have a long-term physical or mental health condition or disability. you have difficulties doing certain everyday tasks or getting around. you have had these difficulties for at least three months and expect them to last for at least another nine months.

How far can you walk for PIP? ›

No points. You can stand and then move more than 200 metres without any help. You can stand and then move more than 200 metres with a special aid.

What questions will PIP ask me? ›

The assessor will use the information you gave on your 'How your disability affects you' form but also draw opinions from what you say and do on the day. For example, they might ask you how you got to the assessment centre.

How much is PIP a week? ›

PIP rates
ComponentWeekly rate
Daily living - standard rate£61.85
Daily living - enhanced rate£92.40
Mobility - standard rate£24.45
Mobility - enhanced rate£64.50

How hard is it to get disability for ADHD? ›

An ADHD diagnosis, in and of itself, is not enough to qualify for disability benefits. As a child, you must have had measurable functional impairments (which show up as recurring poor performance in school) and as an adult, you must have measurable functional impairments that keep you from working.

Is ADHD a rare disability? ›

Worldwide, ADHD affects approximately 5 percent of children and 3 percent of adults.

Can you get money for having ADHD? ›

ADHD is recognised as a condition which qualifies for disability benefits and funding.

What percentage of people get PIP first time? ›

Award rates and Assessment award rates to January 2022. Award rates for all claims (excluding withdrawn cases) between April 2013 and January 2022 show that: 42% receive an award for normal rules new claims. 71% receive an award for normal rules DLA reassessment claims.

How much do PIP pay out? ›

The amount a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claimant receives depends on how difficult they find every activities and mobility. For those who find everyday activities difficult, the lower weekly rate is £61.85 and the higher rate is £92.40.

How many PIP points for incontinence? ›

Needs assistance to be able to manage toilet needs (4 points). e. Needs assistance to be able to manage incontinence of either bladder or bowel (6 points).

What is the most approved disability? ›

What Is the Most Approved Disability? Arthritis and other musculoskeletal system disabilities make up the most commonly approved conditions for social security disability benefits. This is because arthritis is so common. In the United States, over 58 million people suffer from arthritis.

What is a good job for someone with anxiety? ›

20 More Jobs for People with Anxiety Disorders
  • Freelance writer.
  • Social media specialist.
  • Electrician.
  • Factory worker.
  • Photographer.
  • Massage therapist.
  • Video editor.
  • Plumber.

How can I prove my mental health disability? ›

To prove your mental disability, you will need to have medical documentations, records and notes from any physicians you are seeing to show that your mental disability makes it impossible for you to work full time. The more medical evidence you have, the easier it is to prove your mental disability.

Is extreme anxiety considered a disability? ›

Anxiety disorders like OCD, panic disorders, phobias, or PTSD are considered a disability. Therefore, they can qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Individuals must prove that it is so debilitating that it prevents them from working.

Can you get disability for mental stress? ›

Debilitating stress or exhaustion caused by an individual's work may qualify for Social Security disability insurance benefits. An overly demanding occupation, such as working in the health care industry, may lead to an injury or condition that requires medical attention.

What is classed as overwhelming psychological distress? ›

'Overwhelming psychological distress' means distress related to an enduring mental health condition or intellectual or cognitive impairment which results in a severe anxiety state in which the symptoms are so severe that the person is unable to function.

Is anxiety a physical or mental disability? ›

An anxiety disorder is a type of mental health condition. If you have an anxiety disorder, you may respond to certain things and situations with fear and dread. You may also experience physical signs of anxiety, such as a pounding heart and sweating.

How much money do you get for bipolar disability? ›

Generally, SSDI payments can range from an average of $800 and $1800 per month, although those amounts can be more or less depending upon your particular circumstances.

Can you get disability for PTSD and anxiety? ›

The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers post-traumatic stress disorder a disability. It falls under the category of trauma and stressor-related disorders. According to the SSA, these disorders occur after witnessing or experiencing a stressful or traumatic event.

Will moving affect my PIP? ›

You might be able to keep getting the daily living component of PIP - this is for the extra help you need with everyday tasks. You still need to tell the DWP that you're moving. You can find out more about claiming benefits if you move or travel abroad on GOV.UK.

What qualifies you for PIP mobility? ›

you're 16 or over. you have a long-term physical or mental health condition or disability. you have difficulty doing certain everyday tasks or getting around. you expect the difficulties to last for at least 12 months from when they started.

What qualifies for mobility PIP? ›

If you score between eight and 11 points for your mobility needs, you get the standard rate of the mobility component. If you score 12 points or more, you get the enhanced rate of mobility component. The DWP decides what you score in the PIP test after looking at: Your claim form.

How far does PIP expect you to walk? ›

Activity 2 considers a claimant's physical ability to move around without severe discomfort, such as breathlessness, pain or fatigue. This includes the ability to stand and then move up to 20 metres, up to 50 metres, up to 200 metres and over 200 metres.

Will I lose my ESA if I get married? ›

You can claim New Style ESA , as your partner's work does not affect it. You can also claim UC as you and your partner have less than £16,000 in savings. Your partner's income will be taken into account as you will need to claim UC as a couple.

Will my benefits stop if I move house? ›

If you move to live in a different council area, your Housing Benefit claim will end. You'll probably have to claim Universal Credit instead of Housing Benefit after moving. Check if you can make a new Housing Benefit claim.

Can you get PIP for anxiety? ›

You might be able to get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) if you need extra help because of an illness, disability or mental health condition. You can make a PIP claim whether or not you get help from anyone.

Who gets the 326 payment? ›

For Tax Credit customers – To get the first Cost of Living Payment of £326, customers must have received a payment, or an annual award of at least £26, of tax credits for any day in the period 26 April 2022 to 25 May 2022.

What is considered a mobility disability? ›

Mobility impairments refer to a broad range of disabilities which limit functions of moving in any of the limbs, or in fine motor ability. Common disabilities include arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy and amputation.

Do you have to pay for a disability car? ›

What does it cost? How much you pay depends on the allowance you receive. Choose your allowance and look for the part or component you receive to find out how much you get each week. You can exchange all or part of your mobility allowance, but for most of our vehicles you'll need to use all of it.

Do PIP people watch you? ›

DWP could be monitoring your private life without consent if you're on Universal Credit, PIP or State Pension.

What age does PIP Mobility stop? ›

If you claim PIP after State Pension age, the DWP will usually give you an 'indefinite award'. This means there's no end date. They will usually review the award every 10 years. If you're already getting PIP when you reach State Pension age, the DWP will turn it into an indefinite award.


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