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National Insurance Act 1974

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Periodical Benefits

Description of benefitWeekly rate
1. Unemployment or sickness benefit under section 19(2).(a) higher rate £8.60
(b) middle rate £6.05

(c) lower rate £4.75

(the appropriate rate being chosen in accordance with National Insurance Act 1972 section 1(2)).

2. Invalidity pension.£10.00
3. Invalidity allowance(a) higher rate £2.05
(b) middle rate £1.30

(c) lower rate £0.65

(the appropriate rate being chosen in accordance with National Insurance Act 1972 section 1(4)).

4. Attendance allowance(a) higher rate £8 00

(b) lower rate £5.35

(the appropriate rate being chosen in accordance with National Insurance Act 1972 section 2(2)).

5. Maternity allowance£8.60
6. Widow's allowance£14.00
7. Widowed mother's allowance£10.00
8. Widow's pension.£10.00
9. Guardian's allowance£4.90
10. Retirement pension payable by virtue of this Act and not by virtue of any enactment directed to be construed as one with this Act.(a) where the pension is payable to a woman by virtue of her husband's insurance and he is alive £6.00
(b) in any other case £10 00
11. Retirement pension payable by virtue of paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) of section 1(1) of the National Insurance Act 1970 or by virtue of section 5 of the National Insurance Act 1971.(a) except where head (b) below applies £6.00
(b) where the pension is payable to a married woman who has not, at any time since she first became entitled to the pension, ceased to be a married woman £3.70
12. Age addition£0.25
13. Child's special allowance£4.90

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