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CDLA/4351/2006 - Social Security and Child Support Commissioners' Decisions 24.4.07

A man who suffered from Achondroplasia (a condition causing dwarfism) claimed disability living allowance on the ground that he is so severely disabled physically that he cannot prepare a cooked meal for himself if he has the ingredients. His claim was rejected by a commissioner on the grounds that even if he could not use a normal cooker because it is too high he could cook perfectly well using a Baby Belling or a microwave oven. His appeal against that decision has been rejected.

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