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Activity 15: Getting about

Activity 15 is defined in regulations as - 

Getting about.

Activity 15 assesses the ability to travel without support from another person as a result of disorientation; or of agoraphobia causing fear of travelling unaccompanied by another person. Specified places with which a person is familiar include locations in their local area such as the GP surgery, dentist, bank, post office, local shops etc.


Descriptors

The descriptors that relate to Activity 15 are - 

  1. Cannot get to any place outside the claimant's home with which the claimant is familiar. 15 points
  2. Is unable to get to a specified place with which the claimant is familiar, without being accompanied by another person. 9 points
  3. Is unable to get to a specified place with which the claimant is unfamiliar without being accompanied by another person. 6 points
  4. None of the above applies. 0 points

Sources:

  • Part 2 of Schedule 2 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).
  • Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013 (SI.No.379/2013) (applies to contributory ESA in a universal credit full service area).
  • Part 2 of Schedule 6 to the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 (SI.No.376/2013) (applies to universal credit).

See also section 3.5.6 of the DWP’s Work Capability Assessment handbook: for healthcare professionals.


Case law

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