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Social Security Act 1975

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135General financial arrangements

(1)Subject to subsection (2) below, all benefit under Part II of this Act shall be paid out of the National Insurance Fund.

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to any of the following benefits, namely—

(a)an attendance allowance;

(b)a non-contributory invalidity pension ;

(c)an invalid care allowance ;

(d)a Category C or Category D retirement pension;

(e)age addition payable—

(i)under section 40(1), in respect of a retirement pension of either of those categories, or

(ii)under section 40(2);

(f)benefit payable under section 39(4) (benefits for old people payable under regulations and corresponding to Category C pension, etc.).

(3)There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament—

(a)any administrative expenses of the Secretary of State or other government department in carrying this Act and the Old Cases Act into effect; and

(b)any of the benefits which by virtue of subsection (2) above are not payable out of the National Insurance Fund,

except in so far as they may be required by any enactment to be paid or borne in some other way.

(4)The administrative expenses referred to in subsection (3)(a) above include those in connection with any inquiry undertaken on behalf of the Secretary of State with a view to obtaining statistics relating to the operation of this Act or the Old Cases Act.

(5)There shall be paid out of the National Insurance Fund into the Consolidated Fund, at such times and in such manner as the Treasury may direct, such sums as the Secretary of State may estimate (in accordance with any directions given by the Treasury) to be the amount of the administrative expenses incurred as mentioned in subsection (3)(a) above, excluding—

(a)expenses attributable to the carrying into effect of provisions of this Act relating to the benefits which by virtue of subsection (2) above are not payable out of the National Insurance Fund ; and

(b)any other category of expenses which the Treasury may direct, or any enactment may require, to be excluded from the Secretary of State's estimate under this subsection.

(6)Any sums repaid to the Secretary of State in pursuance of section 119(1) (effect of adjudication) shall—

(a)be paid by him into the Consolidated Fund in so far as they represent benefit which under this section is payable out of money provided by Parliament and not out of the National Insurance Fund; and

(b)otherwise, be paid by him into that Fund.

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