Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures. It can start at any age, but most often begins during childhood. Epilepsy can also be caused by strokes, brain tumours and severe head injuries.
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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Risk of harm need not be ‘more likely than not’ when assessing safety under regulation 4 and need for supervision
-  UKUT 105 (AAC)
Remote risk of adverse event does not mean activity cannot be carried out safely / PIP descriptors satisfied even if only apply for part of day
-  UKUT 643 (AAC)