Long-term breathlessness can be caused by, for example, poorly controlled asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, anaemia, or heart problems.
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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- Whether a nebuliser can be an aid for the purposes of administering medication
-  UKUT 556 (AAC)
Requirement to consider the ‘reliability’ criteria when assessing mobility descriptors / Whether a satnav can be an ‘orientation aid’ when following a route
-  UKUT 304 (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)
- Asthma inhaler is not an aid for the purposes of mobility activity 2
-  UKUT 547 (AAC)
- Relationship of descriptor 2(c) to the other moving around descriptors
-  UKUT 529 (AAC)
Duty of tribunal to give claimant an opportunity to consider a new issue which may result in a less favourable decision being made
-  UKUT 155 (AAC)