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28 November 1983

Invalidity Benefit regulations introduced requiring a doctor’s certificate.

What: New regulations allow for a claimant to receive invalidity benefit and ‘abstain from work’ if certified by a doctor ‘for precautionary or convalescent reasons’ caused by ‘disease or disablement’.

Why significant: Shows GPs’ key role in the invalidity benefit process.


The Social Security (Unemployment, Sickness and Invalidity Benefit) Regulations 1983