Activity 11: Initiating and completing personal action
Activity 11 is defined in regulations as -
Initiating and completing personal action (which means planning, organisation, problem solving, prioritising or switching tasks).
Activity 11 assesses the ability to initiate and successfully complete tasks without the need for external prompting. The descriptor may be satisfied if there is a significant restriction of an individual’s ability to understand how to co-ordinate actions in the correct sequence such that they can't successfully complete any personal actions in a logical order.
The descriptor relating to Activity 11 is -
Cannot, due to impaired mental function, reliably initiate or complete at least two sequential personal actions.
- Schedule 3 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 (SI.No.794/2008) and Schedule 3 to SR.No.280/2008 in Northern Ireland (apply to income-related and old-style contributory ESA).
- Schedule 3 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013 (SI.No.379/2013) and Schedule 3 to SR.No.219/2016 in Northern Ireland (apply to new-style contributory ESA).
- Schedule 7 to the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 (SI.No.376/2013) and Schedule 7 to SR.No.216/2016 in Northern Ireland (apply to universal credit).
See also section 126.96.36.199 of the DWP’s Work Capability Assessment handbook: for healthcare professionals.
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