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Activity 14: Appropriateness of behaviour

Activity 14 is defined in regulations as - 

Appropriateness of behaviour with other people, due to cognitive impairment or mental disorder.

Activity 14 assesses the ability of a person to control their behaviour in any workplace setting. The descriptor may be satisfied where there are difficulties with social behaviour which are the effects of episodic relapsing conditions such as psychotic illness, as well as conditions such as autism which may result in consistently abnormal behaviour


Descriptor

The descriptor relating to Activity 14 is -

Has, on a daily basis, uncontrollable episodes of aggressive or disinhibited behaviour that would be unreasonable in any workplace.

Sources:

  • Schedule 3 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 (SI.No.794/2008) (applies to income-related and contributory ESA in a universal credit live service area).
  • Schedule 3 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013 (SI.No.379/2013) (applies to contributory ESA in a universal credit full service area).
  • Schedule 7 to the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 (SI.No.376/2013) (applies to universal credit).

See also section 2.3.1.15 of the DWP’s Work Capability Assessment handbook: for healthcare professionals.


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