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Severe Disablement Allowance: Eligibility

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 27 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria his Department uses to determine severe disablement; and what definition of severe disablement is used. (145000)

The Department does not use one specific definition to determine severe disability. A range of benefits are available to people with disabilities, and definitions of disability are dependent on the benefit being claimed and reflect the purpose of that benefit.