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The Social Security (Personal Independence Payment) Regulations 2013

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2.  In these Regulations —

the 1998 Act” means the Social Security Act 1998 F1;

the Act” means the Welfare Reform Act 2012;

“aid or appliance”-

(a)

means any device which improves, provides or replaces C's impaired physical or mental function; and

(b)

includes a prosthesis;

assessment” means the assessment referred to in regulation 4;

C” means a person who has made a claim for or, as the case may be, is entitled to personal independence payment;

component” means the daily living component or, as the case may be, the mobility component of personal independence payment;

descriptor” means a descriptor in column 2 of the tables in Parts 2 and 3 of Schedule 1;

disability living allowance” means disability living allowance under section 71 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 F2;

medical treatment” means medical, surgical or rehabilitative treatment (including any course or diet or other regimen), and references to a person receiving or submitting to medical treatment are to be construed accordingly;

prescribed date” means the date prescribed F3 by regulation 14 or 15;

previous award” means an award of either or both components to which C has ceased to be entitled;

revised” means revised under section 9 of the 1998 Act, and “revision” is to be construed accordingly;

superseded” means superseded under section 10 of the 1998 Act F4, and “supersession” is to be construed accordingly; and

terms defined for the purposes of a provision of Part 4 of the Act have the same meaning in these Regulations.

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F3‘Prescribed’ means prescribed by regulations. See section 95 of the Act.

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I1Reg. 2 coming into force in accordance with reg. 1(2) and S.I. 2013/358

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