EG v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (PIP):  UKUT 101 (AAC)
Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber decision by Judge Gray on 6 March 2017.
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Activity 7 is limited to assessing speech and hearing; it does not include the ability to communicate by means such as text. It must be considered in the light of the activities that a claimant might undertake, but not as they may be limited due to choices made because of a disability (here, potentially choosing unnaturally quiet environments in light of a hearing impairment). Under Activity 9 social support means conduct which is more than prompting, and requires the presence of the person providing that support.