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Social Security and Housing Benefits Act 1982

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39Industrial injuries

(1)Injury benefit is hereby abolished; and accordingly sections 50(2)(a) and 56 of the principal Act (which make provision for injury benefit) are hereby repealed.

(2)In section 57 of the principal Act, for subsection (4) (period in respect of which disablement benefit is not payable) there is substituted the following subsection—

(4)Disablement benefit shall not be available to a person until after the expiry of the period of ninety days (disregarding Sundays) beginning with the day of the relevant accident..

(3)In section 14 of the principal Act (sickness benefit) the following subsection is inserted after subsection (2)—

(2A)Subsection (1) above is subject to the provision made by section 50A of this Act in relation to entitlement to sickness benefit in cases of industrial injury..

(4)After section 50 of the principal Act there is inserted the following section— Sickness benefit in respect of industrial injury.

50A(1)In any case where—

(a)an employed earner is incapable of work as a result of a personal injury of a kind mentioned in section 50(1) of this Act; and

(b)the contribution conditions are not satisfied in respect of him ;

those conditions shall be taken to be satisfied for the purposes of paragraph (a) or, as the case may be, (b) of section 14(2) of this Act as that paragraph applies in relation to sickness benefit.

(2)In the case of a person who—

(a)is entitled, by virtue of this section, to sickness benefit under subsection (2)(b) of section 14; and

(b)is not also entitled to sickness benefit under subsection (2)(c) of that section ;

the weekly rate at which sickness benefit is payable shall be determined in accordance with regulations.

(3)In subsection (1) above ' contribution conditions ' means—

(a)in the case of a person who is under pensionable age, the contribution conditions specified for sickness benefit in Schedule 3, Part I, paragraph 1; and

(b)in the case of a person who has attained pensionable age but has not retired from regular employment, the contribution conditions for a Category A retirement pension specified in Schedule 3, Part I, paragraph 5.

(5)Regulations may make such transitional or saving provision as the Secretary of State considers necessary or expedient in connection with the provisions of this section.

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