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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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During the disciplinary proceeding, Boyle asserted that he had medical incapacity, citing an extended stay in the hospital, and doctors deeming him incapable of working as a lawyer.
In your springing durable power of attorney, you choose how your incapacity is to be defined, whether that is by recommendation of your primary care physician, by the recommendation of two independent physicians, or in the determination of a trusted family member or advisor.
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] Plan for disability or incapacity. This planning should be as important to a client as planning for death.
Arising out of a doctoral thesis, this work examines the ways in which "mental incapacity" is viewed in the criminal law.
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.
Employment Minister Chris Grayling said: "These figures show how much of a waste of human life the current system has been'' Labour's work and pensions spokesman, Birmingham MP Liam Byrne (Lab, Hodge Hill) said: "Incapacity benefit went through the roof under the Tories, that's why Labour changed the law so those that could work must work.'' The assessments involve filling in a questionnaire and, in some cases, a medical examination.