The mobility component is paid at two rates – the standard rate and the enhanced rate. The PIP 2 application form asks questions about your ability to work out and follow a route to another place. 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 mobility 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 mobility component and at least 12 points to be awarded the enhanced rate of the mobility component.
These points can be scored in one activity or by adding together any of the points you score from any of the mobility activities. If you can answer yes to more than one question about your mobility within an activity you will be awarded the score from the question with the highest points.
When answering all the questions about mobility think about –
If your answers to these questions are relevant to any of the mobility activities, put your answers in the sections called ‘Extra information’
This activity looks at your ability to work out and follow a route safely and reliably. It applies to you if you cannot work out where to go, follow directions or deal with unexpected changes in your journey.
View our top tips for completing the Going out section