Moving around

This activity is about being able to physically move around, focusing on being able to stand up and walk unaided, without severe discomfort such as breathlessness, pain or fatigue.

Activity scores

A - Can stand and then move more than 200 metres, either aided or unaided 0 B - Can stand and then move more than 50 metres but no more than 200 metres, either aided or unaided 4 C - Can stand and then move unaided more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres 8 D - Can stand and then move using an aid or appliance more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres 10 E - Can stand and then move more than 1 metre but no more than 20 metres, either aided or unaided 12 F - Cannot (either aided or unaided) stand; or move more than 1 metre 12


  • This activity is judged on the type of surface you would expect to walk on out of doors, such as pavements and kerbs, rather than indoors. 
  • This activity may not apply to you at all, or not all of the time. However, it might apply to you if your seizures affect your ability to move either during or after the seizure. If you are unable to stand and walk during or after a seizure, or you are able to stand and walk but with difficulties, explain this in your answer. If moving causes you any pain, discomfort, difficulty, tiredness, or breathlessness, include this in your answer too.

Things to think about

What could happen to you if you have a seizure when moving around? You might like to think about different scenarios both inside and outside your home. What is the likelihood of this happening? Include any real examples of when this has happened, and how it affected you physically and mentally.

Does anything else about your epilepsy (including your seizures, recovery from seizures, medication side effects, or impact of your condition) affect your ability to do any of this activity? You can include any impact on:

  • your concentration, motivation, thinking or memory;
  • your mood (for example, anxiety or depression, or fear about having a seizure during this activity); or
  • any tiredness or confusion that you may have following a seizure.

Remember to include:

  • whether you can do this activity reliably (safely, to an acceptable standard, repeatedly, and in a reasonable time period);
  • whether you need aids, appliances or help from another person to do this activity;
  • how often your condition affects your ability to do this activity (the 50% rule); and
  • the impact of any other conditions or disabilities that you have on this activity.

You will only get a single score for each category, so make sure that you include as much relevant information as possible. You can continue on a separate sheet of paper if you need to.

Information produced: July 2019

PIP the assessment criteria factsheet

Taken from our 'PIP - the assessment criteria' factsheet