PIP Regulations For Dentures Under Aids And Appliances
John Healy wrote to Disabled People Against Cuts on Facebook a couple of days ago:
PIP regs for Dentures.
aid or appliance-
(a) means any device which improves, provides or replaces claimant’s impaired physical or mental function, and
(b) includes a prosthesis
A common dictionary definition of prosthesis is:-
‘a device either external or implanted, that substitutes for or supplements a missing or defective part of the body’.
Both (a) and (b) meet the PIP regs and it would be up to the DWP to publish a different interpretation. But if they agree it is worth 2 pts towards a PIP Daily living Component award within ‘nutrition & eating’.
Just to add, the DWP might not accept it. So far no one has got 2 pts for this but eventually there will be ‘case law’ on it.
Has to be worth a try, doesn’t it readers!