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It’s important to understand that ‘aid or appliance’ has a particular legal definition for the purposes of personal independence payment (PIP).  The law states that “aid or appliance”:
 
(a) means a device to improve, provide or replace a physical or mental function;
(b) includes a prosthesis; and
(c) does not include an aid or appliance ordinarily used by a person without a physical or mental condition which limits that person’s ability to carry out daily living or mobility activities.

Aid or appliance is relevant to a number of personal independence payment activities, including:

DAILY LIVIMG

1.  Preparing food
2. Taking nutrition.
3. Managing therapy or monitoring a health condition.
4. Washing and bathing.
5. Managing toilet needs or incontinence.
6. Dressing and undressing.
7. Communicating verbally.
8. Reading and understanding signs, symbols and words.

MOBILITY

2. Moving around.