Personal Independence Payment: Visual Impairment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade Unions and Workers' Rights)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the status is of her Department's guidance for personal independence payment daily living activity 6 which states that visual impairment is not sufficient in itself to score points in respect for help with dressing; what steps her Department is taking to identify cases incorrectly assessed on that basis; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Activity 6, dressing and undressing, assesses a claimant’s ability to put on and take off appropriate, un-adapted clothing that is suitable for the situation. This may include the need to use aids, or where the claimant requires prompting, supervision or assistance to dress. All claimants, including visually impaired claimants, should be assessed based on the level of functional ability and whether they can complete the activity safely, to an acceptable standard, repeatedly and in a reasonable time period.

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