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The Employment and Support Allowance (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

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Amendment of Schedule 2 of the Employment and Support Allowance RegulationsN.I.

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5.—(1) In Part 1 of Schedule 2 F1 to the Employment and Support allowance Regulations (assessment of whether a claimant has limited capability for work)—

(a)in Activity 1 for the wording in column 1 substitute—

1. Mobilising unaided by another person with or without a walking stick, manual wheelchair or other aid if such aid is normally, or could reasonably be, worn or used.;

(b)in Activity 2, in column 2—

(i)in paragraph 2(b)(ii) after “(even in an adjustable chair)” insert—

; or

(iii)a combination of (i) and (ii),;

(ii)in paragraph 2(c)(ii) after “(even in an adjustable chair)” insert—

; or

(iii)a combination of (i) and (ii),;

(c)in Activity 5, in column 2, in paragraph 5(d) after “Cannot” insert “ single-handedly ”;

(d)in Activity 6, for the wording in column 1 substitute—

6. Making self understood through speaking, writing, typing, or other means which are normally, or could reasonably be, used, unaided by another person.;

(e)in Activity 7, for the wording in column 1 substitute—

7. Understanding communication by—

(a)verbal means (such as hearing or lip reading) alone,

(b)non-verbal means (such as reading 16 point print or Braille) alone, or

(c)a combination of (a) and (b),

using any aid that is normally, or could reasonably be, used, unaided by another person.;

(f)in Activity 8, for the wording in column 1 substitute—

8. Navigation and maintaining safety, using a guide dog or other aid if either or both are normally, or could reasonably be, used.;

(g)in Activity 9—

(i)for the wording in column 1 substitute—

9. Absence or loss of control whilst conscious leading to extensive evacuation of the bowel and/or bladder, other than enuresis (bed-wetting), despite the wearing or use of any aids or adaptations which are normally, or could reasonably be, worn or used.,

(ii)in column 2 in paragraph 9(b) for “At risk” substitute “ The majority of the time is at risk ”.

(2) In Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations (Mental, Cognitive and Intellectual Function Assessment) in Activity 15, in column 2 for the wording in paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)Cannot get to any place outside the claimant's home with which the claimant is familiar..

F1Schedule 2 was substituted by regulation 3(5) of and Schedule 1 to S.R. 2011 No. 76

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