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The Universal Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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PART 2Mental, cognitive and intellectual function assessment

(1)(2)(3)
ActivityDescriptorsPoints
11. Learning tasks.11(a)Cannot learn how to complete a simple task, such as setting an alarm clock.15
(b)Cannot learn anything beyond a simple task, such as setting an alarm clock.9
(c)Cannot learn anything beyond a moderately complex task, such as the steps involved in operating a washing machine to clean clothes.6
(d)None of the above applies.0
12. Awareness of everyday hazards (such as boiling water or sharp objects).12(a)Reduced awareness of everyday hazards leads to a significant risk of:15
(i)injury to self or others, or
(ii)damage to property or possessions,
such that the claimant requires supervision for the majority of the time to maintain safety.
(b)Reduced awareness of everyday hazards leads to a significant risk of:9
(i)injury to self or others, or
(ii)damage to property or possessions,
such that the claimant frequently requires supervision to maintain safety.
(c)Reduced awareness of everyday hazards leads to a significant risk of :6
(i)injury to self or others, or
(ii)damage to property or possessions,
such that the claimant frequently requires supervision to maintain safety.
(d)None of the above applies.0
13. Initiating and completing personal action (which means planning, organisation, problem solving, prioritising or switching tasks).13(a)Cannot, due to impaired mental function, reliably initiate or complete at least 2 sequential personal actions.15
(b)Cannot, due to impaired mental function, reliably initiate or complete at least 2 sequential personal actions for the majority of the time.9
(c)Frequently cannot, due to impaired mental function, reliably initiate or complete at least 2 sequential personal actions.6
(d)None of the above applies.0
14. Coping with change.14(a)Cannot cope with any change to the extent that day to day life cannot be managed.15
(b)Cannot cope with minor planned change (such as a pre-arranged change to the routine time scheduled for a lunch break), to the extent that overall day to day life is made significantly more difficult.9
(c)Cannot cope with minor unplanned change (such as the timing of an appointment on the day it is due to occur), to the extent that, overall, day to day life is made significantly more difficult.6
(d)None of the above applies.0
15. Getting about.15(a)Cannot get to any place outside the claimant’s home with which the claimant is familiar.15
(b)Is unable to get to a specified place with which the claimant is familiar, without being accompanied by another person.9
(c)Is unable to get to a specified place with which the claimant is unfamiliar without being accompanied by another person.6
(d)None of the above applies.0
16. Coping with social engagement due to cognitive impairment or mental disorder.16(a)Engagement in social contact is always precluded due to difficulty relating to others or significant distress experienced by the claimant.15
(b)Engagement in social contact with someone unfamiliar to the claimant is always precluded due to difficulty relating to others or significant distress experienced by the claimant.9
(c)Engagement in social contact with someone unfamiliar to the claimant is not possible for the majority of the time due to difficulty relating to others or significant distress experienced by the claimant.6
(d)None of the above applies.0
17. Appropriateness of behaviour with other people, due to cognitive impairment or mental disorder.17(a)Has, on a daily basis, uncontrollable episodes of aggressive or disinhibited behaviour that would be unreasonable in any workplace.15
(b)Frequently has uncontrollable episodes of aggressive or disinhibited behaviour that would be unreasonable in any workplace.15
(c)Occasionally has uncontrollable episodes of aggressive or disinhibited behaviour that would be unreasonable in any workplace.9
(d)None of the above applies.0

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