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incapacity

Medtalk The inability to understand information presented, appreciate the consequences of acting–or not acting on that information, and to make a choice. See Incompetence.
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Then, the general incapacity of using means the absence of personality (2).
Anyone declared fit for work was stripped of their incapacity benefit and moved on to Jobseekers Allowance, provided they met the criteria for JSA.
Of 9,290 assessments in Kirklees, 2,100 or about 23% of incapacity benefit claimants were told they were fit for work and moved on to JSA.
Under the previous government Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance and illness related Income Support began to be phased out and replaced with Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
check] Think carefully about who can determine incapacity.
Part I deals with the conceptual terrain of mental incapacity doctrines; Parts II and III use a socio-historical approach to analyzing the law in England and Wales relating to unfitness to plead, infancy, insanity, and automatism (Part II), in addition to intoxication, infanticide, and diminished responsibility (Part III).
Of course the Tories achieved their object of getting that 1m figure implanted in the public's mind and even though it is totally wrong the damage is done and people think most people on incapacity benefit are malingerers.
In a recent survey in this paper, some readers expressed concerns over changes to their benefits, with a quarter of people who answered saying they had been affected by the reassessment of people on incapacity benefit.
The figure emerged in checks on those who currently qualify for incapacity benefit, severe disablement allowance or income support paid on the grounds of illness or disability.
CONTENTS I Introduction II A Historical Approach to Evidence and Proof of Mental Incapacity in Criminal Law III 'Manifest Madness' Applied: Beyond the Bounds of Insanity in the 'Long' 18th Century A The Substantive Significance of the Accused's Conduct B 'Madness' Evident or Obvious to Ordinary People C Common Knowledge of 'Madness' IV Rethinking Evidence and Proof of Mental Incapacity
The high numbers of incapacity benefit claimants in the deprived former industrial areas across the north of England, and Wales, will be heavily hit by these reforms.
More than 80,000 are claiming incapacity benefits because they can't get a job due to obesity, or drink or drug addiction.