This question is about how your health condition makes it difficult for you to:
Plan and follow a route to a place you know
Plan and follow a bus or train route to a place you don't know
Cope in places that you don't know
Leave the house because of stress or anxiety (if applicable)
13a: Do you need help from another person to plan a route to somewhere you know well? Or do you need another person, guide dog or specialist aid to help you get there?
13b: Do you need help from another person, guide dog or specialist aid to get to a location that is unfamiliar to you?
13c: Are you unable to go out because of severe anxiety or distress?
This is your chance to explain how your condition affects your ability to plan and follow journeys.
Planning and following journeys PIP descriptor
If you cannot use public transport, the DWP should not count you as able to plan and follow an unfamiliar journey alone.
1. Planning and following journeys
a. Can plan and follow the route of a journey unaided. 0
b. Needs prompting to be able to undertake any journey to avoid overwhelming psychological distress to the claimant. 4
c. Cannot plan the route of a journey. 8
d. Cannot follow the route of an unfamiliar journey without another person, assistance dog or orientation aid. 10
e. Cannot undertake any journey because it would cause overwhelming psychological distress to the claimant. 10
f. Cannot follow the route of a familiar journey without another person, an assistance dog or an orientation aid. 12
PIP planning and following journeys mental health considerations
You should consider how your mental health condition affects your ability to plan and follow journeys. If any of the following apply to you, you should explain this in detail in the extra information section of the question:
Can you only go places you have been before?
Do you struggle to go somewhere new?
Do you need someone with you when you go out?
How does going out and making a journey make you feel?
If there was a disruption to a journey you have planned, for example, a closed road, would you be able to carry on with your journey?
Does your stress, anxiety or other mental health condition make it difficult for you to go out?
Do you find it hard to cope with large crowds or loud noises?
Does someone help or encourage you to go out?
Does your mental health condition makes using a bus or train difficult?
Can you plan a route to an unfamiliar place yourself?