95. A person shall be considered to be disabled only if the Board declares him to be suffering from a severe and prolonged mental or physical disability.
A disability is severe only if by reason thereof the person is incapable regularly of pursuing any substantially gainful occupation.
In addition, in the case of a person 60 years of age or over, a disability is severe if by reason thereof the person is incapable regularly of carrying on the usual gainful occupation he holds at the time he ceases to work owing to his disability.
A disability is prolonged only if it is likely to result in death or to be of indefinite duration.
The Board may establish, by regulation, conditions and circumstances which, together, enable a person to be considered to be disabled.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 24, s. 109; 1983, c. 12, s. 5; 1993, c. 15, s. 18.