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Social Security and Housing Benefits Act 1982

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Schedule 1Circumstances in which Periods of Entitlement do not Arise

1A period of entitlement does not arise in relation to a particular period of incapacity for work in any of the circumstances set out in paragraph 2 below or in such other circumstances as may be prescribed.

2The circumstances are that—

(a)at the relevant date the employee is over pensionable age ;

(b)the employee's contract of service was entered into for a specified period of not more than three months ;

(c)at the relevant date the employee's normal weekly earnings are less than the lower earnings limit then in force under section 4(1)(a) of the principal Act;

(d)the employee had—

(i)in the period of 57 days ending immediately before the relevant date, at least one day which formed part of a period of interruption of employment; and

(ii)at any time during that period of interruption of employment, an invalidity pension day (whether or not the day referred to in sub-paragraph (i) above) ;

(e)in the period of 57 days ending immediately before the relevant date the employee had at least one day on which—

(i)he was entitled to sickness benefit (or on which he would have been so entitled if he had satisfied the contribution conditions for sickness benefit mentioned in section 14(2)(a) of the principal Act); or

(ii)she was entitled to a maternity allowance ;

(f)the employee has done no work for his employer under his contract of service;

(g)on the relevant date there is, within the meaning of section 19 of the principal Act, a stoppage of work due to a trade dispute at the employee's place of employment;

(h)before the relevant date the employee has reached his maximum entitlement to statutory sick pay as against the employer concerned, in the tax year in question ; and

(i)the employee is, or has been, pregnant and the relevant date falls within the disqualifying period (within the meaning of section 3(9) of this Act).

3In this Schedule " relevant date " means the date on which a period of entitlement would begin in accordance with section 3 of this Act if this Schedule did not prevent it arising.

4(1)Paragraph 2(b) above does not apply in any case where—

(a)at the relevant date the contract of service has become a contract for a period exceeding three months ; or

(b)the contract of service (the "current contract") was preceded by a contract of service entered into by the employee with the same employer (the " previous contract") and—

(i)the interval between the date on which the previous contract ceased to have effect and that on which the current contract came into force was not more than eight weeks ; and

(ii)the aggregate of the period for which the previous contract had effect and the period specified in the current contract (or, where that period has been extended, the specified period as so extended) exceeds thirteen weeks.

(2)For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1)(b)(ii) above, in any case where the employee entered into more than one contract of service with the same employer before the current contract, any of those contracts which came into effect not more than eight weeks after the date on which an earlier one of them ceased to have effect shall be treated as one with the earlier contract.

5(1)In paragraph 2(d) above " invalidity pension day " means a day—

(a)for which the employee in question was entitled to an invalidity pension or a non-contributory invalidity pension ; or

(b)for which he was not so entitled but which was the last day of the invalidity pension qualifying period.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1)(b) above the " invalidity pension qualifying period " means the period mentioned in section 15(1) of the principal Act or, as the case may be, section 15(2) or 16(2) of the Social Security Pensions Act 1975 as falling within the period of interruption of employment referred to in that section.

6For the purposes of paragraph 2(f) above, if an employee enters into a contract of service which is to take effect not more than eight weeks after the date on which a previous contract of service entered into by him with the same employer ceased to have effect, the two contracts shall be treated as one.

7Paragraph 2(g) above does not apply in the case of an employee who proves that at no time on or before the relevant date did he participate in, or have a direct interest in, the trade dispute in question.

8Paragraph 2(f) above does not apply in relation to an employee who has been pregnant if her pregnancy terminated, before the beginning of the disqualifying period, otherwise than by confinement (within the meaning of section 3(9) of this Act).

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