The daily living component is paid at two rates – the standard rate and the enhanced rate. The PIP 2 application form asks questions about a number of activities related to daily living. You are awarded points for your answer to each question.
The activities that we have identified as being most relevant to blind and partially sighted people are –
However, if other daily living activities are relevant to you do complete the pages on those activities as well.
You need to score at least 8 points to be awarded the standard rate of the daily living component and at least 12 points to be awarded the enhanced rate of the daily living component.
These points can be scored in one activity or by adding together any of the points you score from any of the daily living activities. If you can answer yes to more than one question within an activity you will be awarded the score from the question with the highest points.
When answering all the questions about daily living think about –
If your answers to these questions are relevant to any of the daily living activities, put your answers in the sections called ‘Extra information’
This activity looks at your ability to read and understand signs, symbols and words in your native language. Find out more.