Personal Independence Payment assessment guide for assessment providers
Guidance for providers carrying out assessments for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
We have produced guidance for providers carrying out assessments for Personal Independence Payment.
The guidance is intended to supplement the contract documents agreed with providers as part of the commercial process. It provides guidance for health professionals carrying out assessment activity and for those responsible for the quality of assessments.
Published: 8 April 2013
Updated: 1 September 2016
- Updated the guide with revised sections on Award Reviews, Additional Support, Appointees and Claims from those living outside the UK. The update also includes small amendments to Daily Living Activity 4 (Washing and bathing) and Daily Living Activity 6 (Dressing and undressing).
- Updated the guide with revised guidance for health professional and providers on the processes they must put into place for auditing PIP assessments.
- Added revised guide that has been clarified using feedback from users.
- Clarified the guidance in part 3.4 about daily living activities 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9 and part 3.5 about mobility activity 11.
- Updated assessment guide: 2.2 clarification of definition of 'vulnerable claimant's; 2.5 revised 'paper-based reviews' processing guidance; 2.10 clarification of claimants with additional support needs which relates to a defined range of health conditions; 3.3 further guidance on 'reliability'; 3.4 updates about 'administration of medication'; 3.5 further guidance for planning and following journeys; 4.5 and 5.4 updates about the audit criteria.
- Updated the to correct a few small errors in the previous version and to clarify where some of the text was unclear. New guidance at paragraphs 2.4.21a-2.4.21b and 2.13.22-2.13.23. Additional notes have been added to assist in the interpretation of activities 3 and 11 and there have been some changes to the quality audit criteria.
- First published.