1.1.P.65 Partial capacity to work (NSA, YA (job seeker), PP & SpB (NVH))

Definition

A person with a physical, intellectual or psychiatric impairment has a partial capacity to work if the impairment prevents them from working at least 30 hours per week at the relevant minimum wage or above, independently of a programme of support, within the next 2 years. In determining whether a person has a partial capacity to work, all impairments that impact on a person's capacity to work within the next 2 years will be taken into account, regardless of whether the condition/s giving rise to the impairment/s are fully treated and stabilised and the Secretary must be satisfied that no training activity is likely, because of the impairment, to enable the person to work at least 30 hours per week at the relevant minimum wage or above, independently of a programme of support, within the next 2 years.

Act reference: SSAct section 16B Partial capacity to work, section 540AB Qualification for YA - claimants with medical conditions affecting their capacity to work

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.R.133 Relevant minimum wage (DSP, MOB, Partial capacity to work & CA), 1.1.I.95 Independently of a programme of support, 1.1.T.137 Training activity (DSP), 1.1.M.100 Medical evidence (DSP, SA, partial capacity to work), 1.1.M.160 Mutual obligation requirements (NSA, YA (job seekers)), 3.2.9.20 Job search - overview, 3.2.9.30 Job Search - Setting Job Search Requirements - General, 3.7.5.20 Who do the SpB mutual obligation requirements apply to?

Last reviewed: 19 September 2014