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(1)Regulations may provide for a person to be disqualified for receiving an employment and support allowance, or treated for such purposes as the regulations may provide as not having limited capability for work, if—
(a)he has become someone who has limited capability for work through his own misconduct,
(b)he remains someone who has limited capability for work through his failure without good cause to follow medical advice, or
(c)he fails without good cause to observe any prescribed rules of behaviour.
(2)Regulations under subsection (1) shall provide for any such disqualification, or treatment, to be for such period not exceeding 6 weeks as may be determined in accordance with Chapter 2 of Part 1 of the Social Security Act 1998 (c. 14).
(3)Regulations may prescribe for the purposes of subsection (1)—
(a)matters which are, or are not, to be taken into account in determining whether a person has good cause for any act or omission;
(b)circumstances in which a person is, or is not, to be regarded as having good cause for any act or omission.
(4)Except where regulations otherwise provide, a person shall be disqualified for receiving a contributory allowance for any period during which he is—
(a)absent from Great Britain, or
(b)undergoing imprisonment or detention in legal custody.
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