Arthritis and joint pain
Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Joint pain is a very common problem with many possible causes, but is often a result of injury or arthritis.
Note: Although disablement must be caused by a physical or mental health condition, it is the needs and difficulties that result which will determine entitlement rather than the condition itself. As a result, whilst the case law below may be of assistance, it will be important to also look at the case law relating to the activities and issues that affect you too.
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Limitations in making budgeting decisions may flow from physical disabilities alone but only in rare cases
-  UKUT 393 (AAC)
An aid normally used by a person with no disability is only an ‘aid’ for the purposes of the PIP descriptors if sufficiently ‘connected’ to the relevant activity
-  UKUT 197 (AAC)
Where a claimant suffers from two or more conditions, probability of PIP descriptors applying on more than 50 per cent of days must be calculated
-  UKUT 620 (AAC)
Levered taps are an ‘aid’ for the purposes of preparing food in activity 1
-  UKUT 546 (AAC)