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Social Security and Housing Benefits Act 1982

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8Regulations as to method of payment, etc.

(1)Regulations may prescribe the manner in which statutory sick pay may, and may not, be paid.

(2)Regulations may prescribe, in relation to any case where—

(a)a decision has been made by an insurance officer, local tribunal or Commissioner in proceedings under this Part that an employee is entitled to an amount of statutory sick pay ; and

(b)the time for bringing an appeal against the decision has expired and either—

(i)no such appeal has been brought; or

(ii)such an appeal has been brought and has been finally disposed of;

the time within which that amount of statutory sick pay is to be paid.

(3)Regulations may make provision—

(a)enabling a person to be appointed to exercise, on behalf of an employee who may be or become unable for the time being to act, any right or power which the employee may be entitled to exercise under this Part;

(b)authorising a person so appointed to receive and deal with, on behalf of the employee, any sum payable by way of statutory sick pay ;

(c)in connection with an employee's death—

(i)enabling proceedings on a question as to, or arising under this Part in connection with, entitlement to statutory sick pay to be begun or continued in his name;

(ii)authorising payment or distribution of statutory sick pay to or amongst persons claiming as his personal representatives, legatees, next of kin, or creditors (or, in any case where a deceased employed earner was illegitimate, to or amongst others); and

(iii)dispensing with strict proof of the title of persons so claiming ; and

(d)adjusting amounts payable by way of statutory sick pay so as to avoid fractional amounts or facilitate computation.

(4)In subsection (3)(c)(ii) above " next of kin " means the persons who would take beneficially (or who, in Scotland, would be entitled to the moveable estate of the deceased) on an intestacy.

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