Personal Independence Payment: Disability Aids

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered at on 30 May 2023.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 May 2023 to Question 184992 on Personal Independence Payment: Dentures, whether his Department has a list of aids and appliances that are recognised for claimants of the Personal Independence Payment.

Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The DWP does not hold a list of aids and appliances that are recognised for claimants of the Personal Independence Payment. Aids and appliances are devices which improve, provide, or replace, the claimant’s impaired physical or mental function. For the purpose of the PIP assessment, aids and appliances may be everyday objects, but whether they are considered as aids in any particular case, depends on how the claimant uses the object compared to how (if at all) it might typically be used by someone with no relevant impairment. Where the object would usually or normally be used in the same way by someone without any limitation in carrying out the relevant activity, it is unlikely to be considered an aid or appliance.

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