|Name:||Welfare Reform Act 2007 (c. 5).|
|Subject(s):||Social security (general standards)|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Bibliography:||Act on-line Office of Public Sector Information, United Kingdom (consulted on 2007-06-14)
|Abstract/Citation:||Part 1 of the Act makes provision for the employment and support allowance which will replace incapacity benefit and income support on grounds of incapacity for work or disability. The replacement benefit will have a new benefit structure, incorporating both a contributory allowance and an income-related allowance.
Part 2 deals with housing benefit and council tax benefit.
Part 3 deals with social security administration.
Part 4 deals with miscellaneous provisions - benefits for bereaved persons, disability living allowance, social fund, Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979, compensation for pneumoconiosis etc.
Part 5 deals with general provisions, e.g. commencement.