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Welfare Reform Act 2012

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79Mobility component

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(1)A person is entitled to the mobility component at the standard rate if—

(a)the person is of or over the age prescribed for the purposes of this subsection;

(b)the person’s ability to carry out mobility activities is limited by the person’s physical or mental condition; and

(c)the person meets the required period condition.

(2)A person is entitled to the mobility component at the enhanced rate if—

(a)the person is of or over the age prescribed for the purposes of this subsection;

(b)the person’s ability to carry out mobility activities is severely limited by the person’s physical or mental condition; and

(c)the person meets the required period condition.

(3)In this section, in relation to the mobility component—

(a)“the standard rate” means such weekly rate as may be prescribed;

(b)“the enhanced rate” means such weekly rate as may be prescribed.

(4)In this Part “mobility activities” means such activities as may be prescribed for the purposes of this section.

(5)See sections 80 and 81 for provision about determining—

(a)whether the requirements of subsection (1)(b) or (2)(b) above are met;

(b)whether a person meets “the required period condition” for the purposes of subsection (1)(c) or (2)(c) above.

(6)This section is subject to the provisions of this Part, or regulations under it, relating to entitlement to the mobility component (see in particular sections 82 and 83).

(7)Regulations may provide that a person is not entitled to the mobility component for a period (even though the requirements in subsection (1) or (2) are met) in prescribed circumstances where the person’s condition is such that during all or most of the period the person is unlikely to benefit from enhanced mobility.

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