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

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  • Lasian_Alumni
    Lasian_Alumni Community member Posts: 656 Pioneering
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    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!
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
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    jimalbert,

    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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