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Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Supplement (d) to the Second Marshalled List of Amendments to the Welfare Reform and Pensions Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 56
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Page 65, line 17, at end insert--
    ("(c)  for the doctor conducting the personal capability assessment to provide both the claimant and the person who shall conduct the claimant's work-focused interview under section 2A of the Administration Act (work-focused interviews) with an assessment of the claimant's future incapacity for work based on a medical prognosis of the claimant's disability or disease.")
 
     Page 65, line 17, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The activities prescribed under subsection (2)(a) above shall relate only to a person's incapacity for work.")
 
  
After Clause 74
 
  
BY THE EARL RUSSELL
THE LORD GOODHART
THE LORD ADDINGTON
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In section 63 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (adjudication of housing benefit) in subsection (3) leave out "reviews" and insert "appeals to social security appeal tribunals"".)Appeals to social security appeal tribunals.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .--(  )  A non-dependant deduction from housing benefit paid to a person shall not exceed half the rent liable to be paid by that person.
 
    (  )  A non-dependant deduction shall not be applied if applying that deduction would leave the non-dependant with an income below the level of income support to which he would be eligible.")
Housing benefit: limits to non-dependant deduction.
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In section 5 of the Social Security Administration Act 1992 (regulations about claims for and payment of benefit) at end of subsection (1)(h) insert "and for requiring a request for information or evidence by the determining authority to be made in such a manner and within such a period as may be prescribed, not being more than seven days from the date on which the claim is received at the appropriate DSS office or the designated officement whichever is the earlier."")Regulations about claims for and payment of benefit.
 
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