breathlessness, pain or fatigue. This includes the ability to stand and then move up to 20 metres, up to
50 metres, up to 200 metres and over 200 metres.
As with all the other 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)...
manner in which the activity is completed. This includes but is not limited to, the claimant’s gait, their
speed, the risk of falls and symptoms or side effects that could affect their ability to complete the activity,
such as pain, breathlessness and fatigue. However, for this activity, this only refers to the physical act of
Last updated May 2016