Hand and arm problems
Problems with the hands or arms can include carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and problems with ligaments or tendons.
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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Levered taps are an ‘aid’ for the purposes of preparing food in activity 1
-  UKUT 546 (AAC)
Help with dressing and undressing does not count in assessing need for help with toileting or incontinence / Adequacy of reasons for not accepting claimant’s evidence
-  UKUT 498 (AAC)