Foot and leg problems
Problems with the feet and legs can include arthritis, problems with ligaments or tendons, and knee pain.
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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Ability to mobilise to ‘an acceptable standard’ must include an assessment of the effects of pain
-  UKUT 326 (AAC)
Aids and appliances do not apply to mobility descriptor 2(c) / No requirement to consider ability to move with aids beyond 50m
-  UKUT 612 (AAC)
Only one or more, as opposed to all, of the three elements of the definition of ‘toilet needs’ has to be met / Brush or shower head used for cleaning body can be an aid or appliance
-  UKUT 570 (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)