A person whose ability to receive and evaluate information or to communicate decisions is impaired to the extent that the person lacks the ability to provide or arrange for the essential requirements for the person's physical health or safety without court-ordered assistance. Some causes could be developmental disabilities, mental retardation, mental illness, age-related dementias, brain damage, substance abuse, or AIDS.
Incapacity means physical or mental deterioration which is sufficiently serious to prevent a person from following their normal employment, or which seriously impairs their earning capacity. It does not mean simply a decline in energy or ability.
A lack of physical or mental abilities that result in a person's inability to manage his or her own personal care, property or finances. A lack of ability to understand one's actions when making a Will or other legal document. The inability of an injured worker to perform his or her job either at all or to their previous capacity which may be relevant to a claim for damages or disability benefits.
Refers to a person's mental status and means inability to understand information presented, to appreciate the consequences of acting (or not acting) on that information, and to make a choice. Often used as a synonym for incompetence. See also Incompetence.
Inability to continue working due to ill health or disability. The precise meaning depends on the terms of the individual pension scheme. Specific restrictions are contained in Practice Notes (IR12), the preservation legislation and (in relation to personal pensions) ICTA88.
(or "Incompetency")- A person's inability to act on his or her own behalf, e.g. the "sound mind" requirement for drafting a valid Will. A court makes a finding of incapacity, normally with the aid or input of a physician.
(1) A lack of physical or mental abilities that results in a person's inability to manage his or her own personal care, property or finances. (2) A lack of ability to understand one's actions when making a will or other legal document. (3) The inability of an injured worker to perform his or her job. This may qualify the worker for disability benefits or workers' compensation.