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Disability Living Allowance and Disability Working Allowance Act 1991

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3(1)The following subsection shall be inserted after section 52(3)—

(3A)Subject to subsections (9) and (10) below, the following provisions of the [1975 c. 14.] Social Security Act 1975 shall have effect for the purposes of disability working allowance as they have effect for the purposes of attendance allowance and disability living allowance—

(a)those mentioned in subsection (3) above;

(b)section 104A; and

(c)sections 115A to 115D..

(2)In subsection (4) of that section—

(a)after the words “virtue of subsection (3)” there shall be inserted the words “or (3A)”; and

(b)at the end there shall be added the words “or in relation to disability working allowance”.

(3)The following subsections shall be added at the end of that section—

(9)In their application to disability working allowance the provisions of the Social Security Act 1975 mentioned in subsection (3A) above shall have effect as if—

(a)in sections 100A(2)(b) and 104A(1)(b), for the words “any relevant” there were substituted the words “any prescribed”;

(b)sections 100A(2)(c), (3), (4) and (11), 100C(2) to (5), 100D(4) to (6), 104A(1)(c) and (d), (2) and (5) and 115C(4) were omitted;

(c)the following subsection were substituted for section 104A(9)—

(9)Subsections (3A) and (5) of section 104 above shall apply in relation to a review under this section as they apply to a review under that section but as if—

(a)in subsection (3A), “(3)” were substituted for “(2)”; and

(b)subsection (5)(a) were omitted.;

(d)the following subsection were substituted for section 115C(3)—

(3)An adjudication officer may refer for advice any case relating to attendance allowance or disability living allowance to a medical practitioner who is an officer of the Secretary of State.; and

(e)the following subsection were substituted for section 115C(5)—

(5)A medical practitioner who is an officer of the Secretary of State and to whom a question relating to attendance allowance or disability living allowance is referred under section 115A above may obtain information about it from another medical practitioner..

(10)In their application to disability working allowance sections 100A(1) and (2)(b) and 104A(1)(b) of the Social Security Act 1975 shall have effect subject to section 20(6F) above..

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