Social Security (Medical Evidence) and Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) (Amendment) Regulations 2010

SI 2010 No. 137

These Regulations amend the Social Security (Medical Evidence) Regulations 1976 (“the 1976 regulations”) and the Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 1985 (“the 1985 regulations”).

Regulation 2(3) amends the 1976 regulations by substituting Schedule 1. Part 1 of the substituted Schedule contains new rules concerning the completion of a doctor’s statement. Part 2 of the substituted Schedule prescribes the form of the doctor’s statement to which those rules relate. The doctor’s statement will help a person claim certain health-related social security benefits such as Employment and Support Allowance.

Regulation 2(4) omits Schedule 1A and 1B of the 1976 regulations.

Regulation 2(2) amends regulation 2(1) of the 1976 regulations in consequence of regulation 2(3) and (4) of these regulations. Regulation 3(2) and (3) inserts references to the Social Security Administration Act 1992 in the 1985 regulations.

Regulation 3(4) amends the 1985 regulations by substituting Schedule 1. Part 1 of the substituted Schedule contains new rules concerning the completion of a doctor’s statement. Part 2 of the substituted Schedule prescribes the form of the doctor’s statement to which those rules relate. The doctor’s statement will help employees claim Statutory Sick Pay.

Regulation 3(5) omits Schedule 1A of the 1985 regulations.

Made: 25th January 2010 Laid before Parliament: 29th January 2010 Coming into force: 6th April 2010

Published: 01/03/2010 14:32

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