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Blind people

jimalbertjimalbert Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited May 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Would a blind person. Be entitled to claim pip mobility


  • Lasian_AlumniLasian_Alumni Member Posts: 660 Pioneering
    HI @jimalbert, welcome to the community!

    PIP looks and what you have difficulty doing or what you need support with, so it depends on how many points you meet for their mobility section. Taking a PIP self-test can be useful to see what points you might be eligible for.

    I hope this helps!
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,540 Disability Gamechanger
    Nothing to stop them claiming it. Level of entitlement is another thing. However, by blind do you mean wholly blind, as in “no perception of light at all”?

    Do they have a guide dog or a long cane for navigation?
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    Exactly as Mike says, they can claim, but whether or not you can get the mobility component depends on the points scored in two of the PIP activities. One is mobilising, the other is planning & following a journey. As Lasian suggests, doing the self-test can help you check if the person concerned would score enough points: 8 for the standard rate & 12 for the enhanced.  As Mike suggests, if they use a guide dog or a cane to get around outside then that in itself is relevant.

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