Wheelchairs – assignment by DMs, not GPs
Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
You have previously stated that DMs can assign a claimant to a wheelchair if they feel that this will improve mobilisation and work capability, regardless of medical advice or claimant concerns.
In a decision on 20/10/2011, Judge Levenson cautioned that “in the absence of actual use or prescription, a tribunal needs to provide some explanation of how the aid or appliance could help the particular claimant.” (http://www.osscsc.gov.uk/Aspx/view.aspx?...
Is DWP now fully compliant with this judgement and providing this explanation to claimants affected by FFW decisions that involve use of a wheelchair?
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