Very interesting blog here…..
A recent personal independence payment (PIP) decision by an upper tribunal says that probability theory must be used to calculate eligibility for claimants who have more than one health condition. The decision even goes into great lengths about how to mathematically calculate the probability of two independent conditions occurring for more than 50% of the time.
The bizarre decision relates to a claimant who had both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (“COPD”) and rheumatoid arthritis.
The first tier tribunal found that the claimant had 3 bad days a week for COPD, and 2 to 3 bad days a week, depending on the weather, for rheumatoid arthritis. Each condition affected the claimant’s ability to carry out some of the activities in the PIP test, such as preparing food or dressing.
The tribunal decided that the claimant’s conditions did not cause him to satisfy…
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