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Activity 4: Picking up and moving or transferring

Activity 4 is defined in regulations as - 

Picking up and moving or transferring by the use of the upper body and arms (excluding standing, sitting, bending or kneeling and all other activities specified in this Schedule).

Activity 4 assesses the ability to pick up a 0.5 litre carton full of liquid and transfer it at waist level, a level that requires neither bending down and lifting, nor reaching upwards. A claimant's upper limb power, joint movement and coordination may have to be considered.


Descriptor

The descriptor relating to Activity 4 is -

Cannot pick up and move a 0.5 litre carton full of liquid.

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 2.3.1.4 of the DWP’s Work Capability Assessment handbook: for healthcare professionals.


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