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PIP Descriptors b. b. Needs to use an aid or appliance to be able to either prepare or cook a simple
b. Needs to use an aid or appliance to be able to
either prepare or cook a simple meal. 2 Points
Can someone help verify a query for me, please, regarding the above PIP descriptor.
If someone suffers from COPD, which causes breathing limitations, and cannot use a conventional cooker because the heat, fumes and smoke from a cooking hob/oven make their breathing problems worse, which means a conventional cooker is not safe to use for them. So instead they use a Halogen Oven (which keeps all the heat, fumes, smoke, etc, confined within it's glass bowl) and/or microwave are to cook.
Then do these two above count as being an aid/appliances, as they are: ‘any device which improves, provides or replaces [the claimant’s] impaired physical or mental function’ ?