When you apply for PIP, you’ll need to fill in a form called ‘How your disability affects you’. You can use our guidance to help you. There is advice for each question, including:  

  • what the questions mean  
  • what to write about in your answers  
  • examples of answers people might give 
  • help explaining how your illness or disability affects you 

PIP is based on how your condition affects you. It’s not based on your particular illness or disability, or your medication. 

It’s very important to think about each question. Our help pages will help you to decide if you need to answer each question: