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The claimant will be entitled to recover aids and equipment if they can prove that they are for a genuine medical or therapeutic need and are reasonably necessary. The same principle applies for any adaptations required to the claimant’s home, such as a stairlift.
In all but the most straightforward cases, support will be required from a medical and/or care expert, who will be asked to determine whether the equipment is reasonably necessary.
Assuming the claimant is able to show that the alteration, aid or equipment is reasonably necessary, the types of issue that often arise include:
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