activities, a claimant is to be assessed as satisfying a descriptor only if the reliability criteria are also
considered. The claimant must be able to undertake the activity:
- safely (in a manner unlikely to cause harm to the claimant or to another, either during or after completion of the activity);
- to an acceptable standard;
- repeatedly (as often as the activity being assessed is reasonably required to be completed); and
- within a reasonable time period (no more than twice as long as the maximum period that a person without a physical or mental condition which limits that person’s ability to carry out the activity in question would normally take to complete that activity).
This activity was designed to assess the barriers claimants may face that are associated with mental,
cognitive or sensory ability.
Journey means a local journey, whether familiar or unfamiliar.
Environmental factors may be considered if they prevent the claimant from reliably completing a journey,
for example being unable to cope with crowds or loud noises."
Last updated May 2016