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U.K.

Disability Living Allowance and Disability Working Allowance Act 1991

1991 CHAPTER 21

An Act to introduce as social security benefits disability living allowance and disability working allowance; and for connected purposes.

[27th June 1991]

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

Extent Information

E1This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland except as provided by s.15(4).

Disability living allowanceU.K.

F11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

Textual Amendments

F1S. 1 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

2 Attendance allowance and mobility allowance.E+W+S

F2(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)The Attendance Allowance Board is dissolved.

(3)Section 37A of the 1975 Act (mobility allowance) is repealed.

Textual Amendments

F2S. 2(1) repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

Commencement Information

I1S. 2 wholly in force 6.4.1992; s. 2(1) in force for certain purposes 19.11.1991, 3.2.1992 and for all other purposes, s. 2 comes into force at 6.4.1992; see s. 15(2) and S.I. 1991/2617, art. 2(b)(c)(f), Sch.

F33. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

Textual Amendments

F3S. 3 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

4 Management of disability living allowance and attendance allowance etc.U.K.

F4(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)The further amendments specified in Schedule 2 to this Act shall be made.

Textual Amendments

F4S. 4(1) repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

Commencement Information

I2S. 4 wholly in force 6.4.1992; s. 4(1) in force for certain purposes 19.11.1991, 3.2.1992 and for all other purposes, s. 4 comes into force on 6.4.1992 see s. 15(2) and S.I. 1991/2617, art. 2(b)(c)(f), Sch.

F55. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

Textual Amendments

F5S. 5 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

Disability working allowanceU.K.

F66. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

Textual Amendments

F6S. 6 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

7 Disability working allowance - supplementary.U.K.

F7(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(2)The further amendments specified in Schedule 3 to this Act shall have effect.

Textual Amendments

F7S. 7(1) repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

Commencement Information

I3S. 7 wholly in force 6.4.1992; in force for certain purposes 19.11.1991, 10.3.1992 and for all other purposes 6.4.1992; see s. 15(2) and S.I. 1991/2617, art. 2(b)(e)(f), Sch.

F88. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

Textual Amendments

F8S. 8 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

F99. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .E+W+S

Textual Amendments

F9S. 9 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

GeneralU.K.

10 Repeals.U.K.

The enactments mentioned in Schedule 4 to this Act are repealed to the extent specified in the third column of that Schedule.

Commencement Information

I4S. 10 wholly in force 6.4.1992; see s. 15(2) and S.I. 1991/2617, art. 2(f)

F1011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

Textual Amendments

F10Ss. 11-14 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

F1112. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

Textual Amendments

F11Ss. 11-14 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

F1213. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

Textual Amendments

F12Ss. 11-14 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

F1314. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

Textual Amendments

F13Ss. 11-14 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

15 Short title, commencement and extent.U.K.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Disability Living Allowance and Disability Working Allowance Act 1991, and this Act shall be included among the Acts which may be cited together as the Social Security Acts 1975 to 1991.

(2)Apart from the provisions specified in subsection (3) below, this Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint; and different days may be appointed for different provisions of this Act or for different purposes of the same provision.

(3)The provisions referred to in subsection (2) above are sections 12, 13, 14 and this section.

(4)The following provisions of this Act extend to Northern Ireland—

(5)Except as provided by this section, this Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

Subordinate Legislation Made

P1S. 15(2): s. 15(2) power exercised by S.I. 1991/1519

S. 15(2): s. 15(2) power exercised by S.I.1991/2617.

Marginal Citations

SCHEDULES

F14SCHEDULE 1E+W+S

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Textual Amendments

F14Sch. 1 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

Section 4.

SCHEDULE 2U.K. Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance: Amendments

Vehicles (Excise) Act 1971 (c. 10)E+W+S

F151E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F15Sch. 2 para. 1 repealed (1.9.1994) by 1994 c. 22, ss. 65, 66 (with s. 57(4))

Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1971 (c. 62)U.K.

2F16(1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .U.K.

F17(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F16Sch. 2 para. 2(1) repealed (1.10.1992) by Tribunals and Enquiries Act 1992 c. 53, ss. 18(2), 19(2), Sch. 4 Pt.I

F17Sch. 2 para. 2(2) repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch. 1

The 1975 ActE+W+S

F183E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F18Sch. 2 paras. 3-5 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

F194E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F19Sch. 2 paras. 3-5 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

F205E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F20Sch. 2 paras. 3-5 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)U.K.

Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25)U.K.

6U.K.In the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 and the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975, in Part II of Schedule 1 (bodies of which all members are disqualified), there shall be inserted, at the appropriate places in alphabetical order,— “ The Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board ”.

Commencement Information

I25Sch. 2 para. 6 wholly in force at 3.2.1992 see s. 15(2) and S.I. 1991/2617, art. 2(d)

House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975U.K.

7U.K.In the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975, in Part III of Schedule 1 (other disqualifying offices) in—

(a)the entry beginning “A member of a panel appointed under section 7 of the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1971”;

(b)the entry beginning “A regional or other full-time Chairman”; and

(c)the entry for the President of Social Security Appeal Tribunals and Medical Appeal Tribunals,

for the words “and Medical Appeal Tribunals” there shall be substituted the words “ , Medical Appeal Tribunals and Disability Appeal Tribunals ”.

Commencement Information

I26Sch. 2 para. 7 wholly in force at 3.2.1992 see s. 15(2) and S.I. 1991/2617, art. 2(d)

Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1977 (c. 5)E+W+S

F218E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F21Sch. 2 para. 8 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

Capital Gains Tax Act 1979 (c. 14)U.K.

F229U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F22Sch. 2 para. 9 repealed (6.4.1992 with effect as mentioned in s. 289(1) of the repealing Act) by Taxation of Chargable Gains Act 1992 c. 12 ss. 289(1), 290, Sch.12 (with ss. 60, 101(1), 201(3), Sch. 11 paras. 20, 22, 26(2), 27)

Social Security Act 1980 (c. 30)U.K.

F2310E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F23Sch. 2 para. 10 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

F2411U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F24Sch. 2 para. 11 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

Transport Act 1982 (c. 49)E+W+S

12E+W+SIn section 70(2)(a) of the Transport Act 1982 (payments in respect of applicants for exemption from wearing seat belts) after sub-paragraph (i) there shall be inserted—

(iA)a disability living allowance under section 37ZA of that Act;.

Commencement Information

I27Sch. 2 para.12 wholly in force 6.4.1992; see s. 15(2) and S.I. 1991/2617, art. 2(f)

Value Added Tax Act 1983 (c. 55)U.K.

F2513U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (c. 51)U.K.

14(1)In section 74(4) of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (disabled persons for purposes of provisions about pre-1981 trusts for disabled persons) after paragraph (b) there shall be inserted , or U.K.

(c)is in receipt of a disability living allowance under section 37ZA of the Social Security Act 1975 by virtue of entitlement to the care component at the highest or middle rate..

(2)In section 89(4) of that Act (disabled persons for purposes of provisions about other trusts for disabled persons) after paragraph (b) there shall be inserted , or

(c)in receipt of a disability living allowance under section 37ZA of the Social Security Act 1975 by virtue of entitlement to the care component at the highest or middle rate..

Commencement Information

I28Sch. 2 para. 14 wholly in force 6.4.1992; see s. 15(2) and S.I. 1991/2617, art. 2(f)

The 1986 ActE+W+S

F2615E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F26Sch. 2 paras. 15-17 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

F2716E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F27Sch. 2 paras. 15-17 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

F2817E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F28Sch. 2 paras. 15-17 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c. 1)U.K.

18U.K.F29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F29Sch. 2 para. 15 repealed (6.4.2003 with effect as mentioned in s. 723(1) of the amending Act) by Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (c. 1), ss. 723, 724, Sch. 8 Pt. 1 (with Sch. 7)

Commencement Information

I29Sch. 2 para. 18 wholly in force 6.4.1992; see s.15(2) and S.I. 1991/2617, art. 2(f)

Social Security Act 1989 (c. 24)E+W+S

F3019E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F30Sch. 2 para. 19 repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

Capital Allowances Act 1990 (c. 1)U.K.

F3120U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F31Sch. 2 para. 20 repealed (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending Act) by 2001 c. 2, s. 580, Sch. 4

F3221U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

F32Sch. 2 para. 21 repealed (22.3.2001 with effect as mentioned in s. 579(1) of the amending) by 2001 c. 2, s. 580, Sch. 4

Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c. 41)E+W+S

22E+W+SIn Schedule 11 to the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (judges etc barred from legal practice) the following entry shall be substituted for the entry beginning “President of Social Security Appeal Tribunals”— “ President of social security appeal tribunals, medical appeal tribunals and disability appeal tribunals or regional or other full-time chairman of such tribunals ”.

Commencement Information

I30Sch. 2 para. 22 wholly in force at 3.2.1992; see s. 15(2) and S.I. 1991/2617, art. 2(d)

Section 7.

SCHEDULE 3U.K. Disability Working Allowance: Amendments

F33Part IE+W+S

Textual Amendments

F33Sch. 3 Pt. I repealed (1.7.1992) by Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6 , ss. 3, 7(2), Sch.1

AdministrationE+W+S

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AdjudicationE+W+S

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OverpaymentsE+W+S

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Annual up-rating of benefitsE+W+S

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Reciprocal arrangementsE+W+S

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Crown employmentE+W+S

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Financial provisionE+W+S

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[F34Part IIU.K. Amendments of Other Acts]

Textual Amendments

Child Care Act 1980 (c.5)E+W+S

9E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Transport Act 1982 (c.49)E+W+S

10E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c.1)U.K.

11U.K.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Education Reform Act 1988 (c.40)E+W+S

F3512E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Textual Amendments

Children Act 1989 (c.41)E+W+S

13E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

14E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

15E+W+S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Section 10.

SCHEDULE 4E+W+S Repeals

Commencement Information

I45Sch. 4 wholly in force 6.4.1992; see s. 15(2) and S.I. 1991/2617, art. 2(f).

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
1975 c. 14.Social Security Act 1975.Section 34(1)(cc).In section 35—in subsection (2), the words from “that specified” to “as being”;in subsection (2B)(a)(i), the words “the date determined under section 105 or 106 below as”;subsection (4)(b) and the word “and” immediately preceding it;subsection (5); andin subsection (6)(b), the words from “or to young” to the end.Section 37A.In section 101(5A), the words “of a social security appeal tribunal”.Sections 105 and 106.Section 115A(2)(f).Section 115B(2)(e).Section 135(2)(cc).Section 140.In section 165D(4), in paragraph (a) of the definition of “adjudicating authority”, the words “the Attendance Allowance Board,”.In Schedule 4, in Part III, paragraph 3A.Schedule 11.In Schedule 16, in Part II, paragraph 7.
1975 c. 24.House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975.In Schedule 1, in Part II, the entry relating to the Attendance Allowance Board.
1975 c. 60.Social Security Pensions Act 1975.Section 22.In Schedule 4, paragraphs 47 and 52.
1977 c. 49.National Health Service Act 1977.In Schedule 15, paragraph 64.
1978 c. 29.National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978.In Schedule 16, paragraph 40.
1979 c. 18.Social Security Act 1979.Section 2(4).Section 3.
1982 c. 49.Transport Act 1982.Section 70(2)(a)(ii).
1983 c. 55.Value Added Tax Act 1983.In Schedule 5, in the seventh note to Group 14, the words “section 37A of the Social Security Act 1975 or”.
1986 c. 50.Social Security Act 1986.Sections 71 and 72.In Schedule 5, paragraph 11.
1988 c. 7.Social Security Act 1988.In section 1(2), in paragraph (a), the words from “by” to “that Act”, in paragraph (b), the words “by the Board or by such a delegate”, in paragraph (c), the words from “by the Board” to “1975” and the word “and”, and paragraph (d).
1989 c. 24.Social Security Act 1989.Section 8.In Schedule 2, in Part I, paragraph (b) of the entry relating to adjudicating bodies.In Schedule 3, paragraph 8.In Schedule 7, paragraph 14.
1990 c. 27.Social Security Act 1990.Section 1(3), (4) and (5).