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Welfare Reform Bill


 

Welfare Reform Bill

 

[AS AMENDED IN GRAND COMMITTEE]

 
 

Contents

Part 1

Employment and support allowance

Entitlement

1   

Employment and support allowance

2   

Amount of contributory allowance

3   

Deductions from contributory allowance: supplementary

4   

Amount of income-related allowance

5   

Advance award of income-related allowance

6   

Amount payable where claimant entitled to both forms of allowance

7   

Exclusion of payments below prescribed minimum

Assessments relating to entitlement

8   

Limited capability for work

9   

Limited capability for work-related activity

Conditionality

10   

Work-focused health-related assessments

11   

Work-focused interviews

12   

Work-related activity

13   

Action plans in connection with work-focused interviews

14   

Directions about work-related activity

15   

Contracting out

Miscellaneous

16   

Income and capital: general

17   

Disqualification

18   

Pilot schemes

19   

Relationship with statutory payments

20   

Deemed entitlement for other purposes

21   

Supplementary provisions

22   

Recovery of sums in respect of maintenance

 

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General

23   

Interpretation of Part 1

24   

Regulations

25   

Parliamentary control

26   

Financial provisions relating to Part 1

27   

Consequential amendments relating to Part 1

28   

Transition relating to Part 1

Part 2

Housing benefit and council tax benefit

29   

Local housing allowance

30   

Loss of housing benefit following eviction for anti-social behaviour, etc.

31   

Housing benefit and council tax benefit for persons taking up employment

32   

Section 31: supplemental

33   

Sections 31 and 32: interpretation

34   

Information relating to housing benefit

35   

Supply of information by rent officers

36   

Payment of housing benefit

37   

Duty to send inspection reports to the Secretary of State

38   

Directions by Secretary of State

39   

Minor and consequential amendments relating to Part 2

Part 3

Social security administration: general

Sharing of social security information

40   

Social security information

41   

Information relating to certain benefits

42   

Unlawful disclosure of certain information

Overpayment recovery

43   

Recovery of overpaid benefit: Great Britain

44   

Recovery of overpaid child benefit and guardian’s allowance: Northern

Ireland

Benefit fraud

45   

Local authority powers to investigate benefit fraud

46   

Local authority powers to prosecute benefit fraud

47   

Local authority functions relating to benefit: information

48   

Loss of benefit for commission of benefit offences

Part 4

Miscellaneous

Benefits for bereaved persons

49   

Widowed mother’s allowance

 
 

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50   

Widowed parent’s allowance

Disability living allowance: age conditions

51   

Care component of disability living allowance: persons under the age of 16

52   

Mobility component of disability living allowance: persons under the age of

16

Social fund

53   

Matters to which regard must be had in awarding budgeting loans

54   

Allocations from Social Fund

Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979

55   

Overseas vaccinations

56   

Appeals to appeal tribunal in Northern Ireland

Compensation for pneumoconiosis etc.

57   

“Relevant employer”

58   

“Dependant”

Other

59   

Power to stop payment of allowances to care home residents

60   

Independent Living Funds

61   

Medical examinations

62   

Minor and consequential amendments relating to Part 4

Part 5

General

63   

Northern Ireland

64   

General interpretation

65   

Financial provisions: general

66   

Repeals

67   

Transition

68   

Extent

69   

Commencement

70   

Short title

Schedule 1   —   

Employment and support allowance: additional conditions

Part 1   —   

Contributory allowance

Part 2   —   

Income-related allowance

Schedule 2   —   

Employment and support allowance: supplementary

provisions

Schedule 3   —   

Consequential amendments relating to Part 1

Schedule 4   —   

Transition relating to Part 1

Schedule 5   —   

Minor and consequential amendments relating to Part 2

 
 

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Schedule 6   —   

Schedule to be inserted in the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’

Compensation) Act 1979

Schedule 7   —   

Minor and consequential amendments relating to Part 4

Schedule 8   —   

Repeals

 
 

 
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