Part 1 Determination of Disability
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation


Regulations may make provision for a condition of a prescribed description to be, or not to be, an impairment.


(1)     The effect of an impairment is long-term if—

(a)     it has lasted for at least 12 months,

(b)     it is likely to last for at least 12 months, or

(c)     it is likely to last for the rest of the life of the person affected.

(2)     If an impairment ceases to have a substantial adverse effect on a person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities, it is to be treated as continuing to have that effect if that effect is likely to recur.

(3)     For the purposes of sub-paragraph (2), the likelihood of an effect recurring is to be disregarded in such circumstances as may be prescribed.

(4)     Regulations may prescribe circumstances in which, despite sub-paragraph (1), an effect is to be treated as being, or as not being, long-term.


(1)     An impairment which consists of a

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