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Welfare Reform Act 2007

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Employment and support allowance

    1. Entitlement

      1. 1.Employment and support allowance

      2. 2.Amount of contributory allowance

      3. 3.Deductions from contributory allowance: supplementary

      4. 4.Amount of income-related allowance

      5. 5.Advance award of income-related allowance

      6. 6.Amount payable where claimant entitled to both forms of allowance

      7. 7.Exclusion of payments below prescribed minimum

    2. Assessments relating to entitlement

      1. 8.Limited capability for work

      2. 9.Limited capability for work-related activity

      3. 10.Report

    3. Conditionality

      1. 11.Work-focused health-related assessments

      2. 12.Work-focused interviews

      3. 13.Work-related activity

      4. 14.Action plans in connection with work-focused interviews

      5. 15.Directions about work-related activity

      6. 16.Contracting out

    4. Miscellaneous

      1. 17.Income and capital: general

      2. 18.Disqualification

      3. 19.Pilot schemes

      4. 20.Relationship with statutory payments

      5. 21.Deemed entitlement for other purposes

      6. 22.Supplementary provisions

      7. 23.Recovery of sums in respect of maintenance

    5. General

      1. 24.Interpretation of Part 1

      2. 25.Regulations

      3. 26.Parliamentary control

      4. 27.Financial provisions relating to Part 1

      5. 28.Consequential amendments relating to Part 1

      6. 29.Transition relating to Part 1

  3. Part 2 Housing benefit and council tax benefit

    1. 30.Local housing allowance

    2. 31.Loss of housing benefit following eviction for anti-social behaviour, etc.

    3. 32.Housing benefit and council tax benefit for persons taking up employment

    4. 33.Section 32: supplemental

    5. 34.Sections 32 and 33: interpretation

    6. 35.Information relating to housing benefit

    7. 36.Supply of information by rent officers

    8. 37.Payment of housing benefit

    9. 38.Duty to send inspection reports to the Secretary of State

    10. 39.Directions by Secretary of State

    11. 40.Minor and consequential amendments relating to Part 2

  4. Part 3 Social security administration: general

    1. Sharing of social security information

      1. 41.Social security information

      2. 42.Information relating to certain benefits

      3. 43.Unlawful disclosure of certain information

    2. Overpayment recovery

      1. 44.Recovery of overpaid benefit: Great Britain

      2. 45.Recovery of overpaid child benefit and guardian’s allowance: Northern Ireland

    3. Benefit fraud

      1. 46.Local authority powers to investigate benefit fraud

      2. 47.Local authority powers to prosecute benefit fraud

      3. 48.Local authority functions relating to benefit: information

      4. 49.Loss of benefit for commission of benefit offences

  5. Part 4 Miscellaneous

    1. Benefits for bereaved persons

      1. 50.Widowed mother’s allowance

      2. 51.Widowed parent’s allowance

    2. Disability living allowance: age conditions

      1. 52.Care component of disability living allowance: persons under the age of 16

      2. 53.Mobility component of disability living allowance: persons under the age of 16

    3. Social fund

      1. 54.Matters to which regard must be had in awarding budgeting loans

      2. 55.Allocations from Social Fund

    4. Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979

      1. 56.Overseas vaccinations

      2. 57.Appeals to appeal tribunal in Northern Ireland

    5. Compensation for pneumoconiosis etc.

      1. 58.“Relevant employer”

      2. 59.“Dependant”

    6. Other

      1. 60.Power to stop payment of allowances to care home residents

      2. 61.Independent Living Funds

      3. 62.Medical examinations

      4. 63.Minor and consequential amendments relating to Part 4

  6. Part 5 General

    1. 64.Northern Ireland

    2. 65.General interpretation

    3. 66.Financial provisions: general

    4. 67.Repeals

    5. 68.Transition

    6. 69.Extent

    7. 70.Commencement

    8. 71.Short title

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Employment and support allowance: additional conditions

      1. Part 1 Contributory allowance

        1. 1.Conditions relating to national insurance

        2. 2.(1) The second condition is that— (a) the claimant has...

        3. 3.(1) For the purposes of paragraphs 1 and 2—

        4. 4.Condition relating to youth

        5. 5.“Relevant benefit week”

      2. Part 2 Income-related allowance

        1. 6.(1) The conditions are that the claimant—

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Employment and support allowance: supplementary provisions

      1. 1.Limited capability for work

      2. 2.Waiting days

      3. 3.Periods of less than a week

      4. 4.Linking periods

      5. 5.Presence in Great Britain

      6. 6.Contributory allowance: entitlement in case of absence from Great Britain

      7. 7.Contributory allowance: modification in relation to employment on ships etc.

      8. 8.Income-related allowance: entitlement in case of absence from Great Britain

      9. 9.Limited capability for work-related activity

      10. 10.Effect of work

      11. 11.Treatment of allowance as “benefit”

      12. 12.Attribution of reductions in cases where allowance taken to consist of two elements

      13. 13.Treatment of information supplied as information relating to social security

      14. 14.Advance claims

      15. 15.Members of the forces

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Consequential amendments relating to Part 1

      1. 1.Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (c. 49)

      2. 2.Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 41)

      3. 3.Transport Act 1982 (c. 49)

      4. 4.Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 (c. 47)

      5. 5.Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (c. 1)

      6. 6.Children Act 1989 (c. 41)

      7. 7.Child Support Act 1991 (c. 48)

      8. 8.Criminal Justice Act 1991 (c. 53)

      9. 9.Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4)

      10. 10.Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5)

      11. 11.Local Government Finance Act 1992 (c. 14)

      12. 12.Jobseekers Act 1995 (c. 18)

      13. 13.Pensions Act 1995 (c. 26)

      14. 14.Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 36)

      15. 15.Employment Tribunals Act 1996 (c. 17)

      16. 16.Education Act 1996 (c. 56)

      17. 17.Social Security Act 1998 (c. 14)

      18. 18.Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (c. 30)

      19. 19.Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c. 33)

      20. 20.Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (c. 19)

      21. 21.Local Government Act 2000 (c. 22)

      22. 22.Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (asp 4)

      23. 23.Social Security Fraud Act 2001 (c. 11)

      24. 24.Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (c. 1)

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Transition relating to Part 1

      1. 1.General power to provide for transition relating to Part 1

      2. 2.Pre-commencement claims

      3. 3.Post-commencement claims

      4. 4.Award of employment and support allowance for pre-commencement period

      5. 5.Matching of awards of employment and support allowance

      6. 6.(1) For the purposes of this paragraph an award of...

      7. 7.Treatment of existing awards

      8. 8.Transitional allowances

      9. 9.(1) Regulations may prescribe circumstances in which a person who...

      10. 10.Post-commencement up-rating of incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance

      11. 11.Interpretation

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Minor and consequential amendments relating to Part 2

      1. 1.Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4)

      2. 2.Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5)

      3. 3.In section 134 (arrangements for housing benefit)—

      4. 4.In section 139 (arrangements for council tax benefit)—

      5. 5.In section 139E (information about attainment of standards), in subsection...

      6. 6.(1) Section 139F (enforcement notices) is amended as follows.

      7. 7.(1) Section 139G (enforcement determinations) is amended as follows.

      8. 8.(1) In section 140A(2)(c) (subsidies to certain authorities), for “or...

      9. 9.In section 140B(5A) (calculation of amount of subsidy), for “section...

      10. 10.In section 191 (interpretation), in the definition of “prescribe” at...

      11. 11.Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39)

      12. 12.Housing Act 1996 (c. 52)

      13. 13.Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (c. 19)

      14. 14.Civil Partnership Act 2004 (c. 33)

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Schedule to be inserted in the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Minor and consequential amendments relating to Part 4

      1. 1.Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 (c. 17)

      2. 2.Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (c. 4)

      3. 3.Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5)

      4. 4.Social Security Act 1998 (c. 14)

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Repeals

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