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Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999

All Work Test

The test of incapacity used for the purposes of assessing entitlement to Incapacity Benefit and Severe Disablement Allowance (and the premiums for disability with Income Support and Council Tax Benefit). It is a functional test which assesses the claimant’s ability to carry out a wide range of activities.

Section 61 replaces the All Work Test with the “Personal Capability Assessment”.

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