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The Social Security (Incapacity for Work) (Northern Ireland) Order 1994

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Severe disablement allowance

11.—(1) Section 68 of the Contributions and Benefits Act (severe disablement allowance) is amended as follows.

(2) After subsection (10) insert—

(10A) Where—

(a)a person becomes engaged in training for work; and

(b)he was entitled to a severe disablement allowance for one or more of the 56 days immediately before he became so engaged; and

(c)the first day after he ceases to be so engaged is for him a day on which he is incapable of work and falls not later than the end of the period of two years beginning with the last day for which he was entitled to a severe disablement allowance,

any day since that day in which he was engaged in training for work shall be treated for the purposes of any claim for a severe disablement allowance as having been a day on which he was both incapable of work and disabled.

  • In this subsection “training for work” means training for work in pursuance of arrangements made under section 1(1) of the Employment and Training Act (Northern Ireland) 1950 or training of such other description as may be prescribed..

(3) In subsection (11) (regulation-making powers), after paragraph

(c) insert—

(cc)may prescribe evidence which is to be treated as establishing that a person suffers from loss of physical or mental faculty such that the extent of the resulting disablement amounts to not less than 80 per cent.;.

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