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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

    1. Schedule 1

      Employment and support allowance: additional conditions

      1. Part 1 Contributory allowance

      2. Part 2 Income-related allowance

    2. Schedule 2

      Employment and support allowance: supplementary provisions

    3. Schedule 3

      Consequential amendments relating to Part 1

    4. Schedule 4

      Transition relating to Part 1

    5. Schedule 5

      Minor and consequential amendments relating to Part 2

    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

    8. Schedule 8

      Repeals

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