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Part IIBenefits

Unemployment and sickness benefit

18Rate of unemployment and sickness benefit for persons under pensionable age

(1)The rate of unemployment or sickness benefit shall be the same for all persons entitled by virtue of subsection (2)(a) of section 14 of the principal Act (persons under pensionable age); and accordingly for subsections (4) and (5) of that section (which provide for a higher or lower rate of benefit for such persons according to whether or not they are married women) there shall be substituted—

(4)In the case of a person entitled under subsection (2)(a) above, unemployment or sickness benefit shall be payable at the weekly rate specified in relation thereto in Schedule 4, Part I, paragraph 1.

(2)In paragraph 1 of Part I of Schedule 4 to that Act for the entry in the second column there shall be substituted

£9.80.