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Social Security and Housing Benefits Act 1982

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18Claims for sickness and other benefits: provision of information by employers

(1)Regulations may make provision requiring an employer, in a case falling within subsection (3) below, to furnish information in connection with the making, by a person who is, or has been, an employee of that employer, of a claim for—

(a)sickness benefit;

(b)a maternity allowance ;

(c)an invalidity pension ;

(d)industrial injuries benefit; or

(e)a non-contributory invalidity pension.

(2)Regulations under this section shall prescribe—

(a)the kind of information to be furnished in accordance with the regulations;

(b)the person to whom information of the prescribed kind is to be furnished ; and

(c)the manner in which, and period within which, it is to be furnished.

(3)The cases are—

(a)where, by virtue of paragraph 2 of Schedule I to this Act or of regulations made under paragraph 1 of that Schedule, a period of entitlement does not arise in relation to a period of incapacity for work ;

(b)where a period of entitlement has come to an end but the period of incapacity for work which was running immediately before the period of entitlement came to an end continues ; and

(c)where a period of entitlement has not come to an end but, on the assumption that—

(i)the period of incapacity for work in question continues to run for a prescribed period; and

(ii)there is no material change in circumstances, the period of entitlement will have ended on or before the end of the prescribed period.

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