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Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Contributions

    1. Preliminary

      1. 1.Outline of contributory system

      2. 2.Categories of earners

      3. 3.“Earnings” and “earner”

      4. 4.Payments treated as remuneration and earnings

    2. Class 1 contributions

      1. 5.Earnings limits for Class 1 contributions

      2. 6.Liability for Class 1 contributions

      3. 7.“Secondary contributor”

      4. 8.Calculation of primary Class 1 contributions

      5. 9.Calculation of secondary Class 1 contributions

    3. Class 1A contributions

      1. 10.Class 1A contributions

    4. Class 2 contributions

      1. 11.Liability for Class 2 contributions

      2. 12.Late paid Class 2 contributions

    5. Class 3 contributions

      1. 13.Class 3 contributions

      2. 14.Restriction on right to pay Class 3 contributions

    6. Class 4 contributions

      1. 15.Class 4 contributions recoverable under the Income Tax Acts

      2. 16.Application of Income Tax Acts and destination of Class 4 contributions

      3. 17.Exceptions, deferment and incidental matters relating to Class 4 contributions

      4. 18.Class 4 contributions recoverable under regulations

    7. General

      1. 19.General power to regulate liability for contributions

  3. Part II Contributory Benefits

    1. Preliminary

      1. 20.Descriptions of contributory benefits

      2. 21.Contribution conditions

      3. 22.Earnings factors

      4. 23.Provisions supplemental to sections 21 and 22

      5. 24.Records of earnings and calculation of earnings factors in absence of records

    2. Unemployment benefit

      1. 25.Unemployment benefit

      2. 26.Duration of unemployment benefit

      3. 27.Interruption of employment in connection with trade dispute

      4. 28.Unemployment benefit - other disqualifications etc

      5. 29.Exemptions from disqualification for unemployment benefit

      6. 30.Abatement of unemployment benefit on account of payments of occupational or personal pension

    3. Sickness benefit

      1. 31.Sickness benefit

      2. 32.Sickness benefit - disqualifications etc

    4. Invalidity benefits

      1. 33.Invalidity pension

      2. 34.Invalidity allowance

    5. Maternity

      1. 35.State maternity allowance

    6. Benefits for widows and widowers

      1. 36.Widow’s payment

      2. 37.Widowed mother’s allowance

      3. 38.Widow’s pension

      4. 39.Rate of widowed mother’s allowance and widow’s pension

      5. 40.Invalidity pension for widows

      6. 41.Invalidity pension for widowers

      7. 42.Entitlement to invalidity pension on termination of employment after period of entitlement to disability working allowance

    7. Retirement pensions (Categories A and B)

      1. 43.Persons entitled to more than one retirement pension

      2. 44.Category A retirement pension

      3. 45.The additional pension in a Category A retirement pension

      4. 46.Modifications of section 45 for calculating the additional pension in certain benefits

      5. 47.Increase of Category A retirement pension for invalidity

      6. 48.Use of former spouse’s contributions

      7. 49.Category B retirement pension for women

      8. 50.Rate of Category B retirement pension for women

      9. 51.Category B retirement pension for widowers

      10. 52.Special provision for surviving spouses

      11. 53.Special provision for married women

      12. 54.Category A and Category B retirement pensions: supplemental provisions

      13. 55.Increase of retirement pension where entitlement is deferred

    8. Child’s special allowance

      1. 56.Child’s special allowance - existing beneficiaries

    9. Provisions relating to unemployment benefit, sickness benefit and invalidity benefit

      1. 57.Determination of days for which benefit is payable

      2. 58.Incapacity for work: work as councillor to be disregarded

    10. Invalidity benefit—disqualifications etc.

      1. 59.Invalidity benefit— disqualifications etc

    11. Complete or partial failure to satisfy contribution conditions

      1. 60.Complete or partial failure to satisfy contribution conditions

      2. 61.Exclusion of increase of benefit for failure to satisfy contribution condition

    12. Graduated retirement benefit

      1. 62.Graduated retirement benefit

  4. Part III Non-Contributory Benefits

    1. 63.Descriptions of non-contributory benefits

    2. Attendance allowance

      1. 64.Entitlement

      2. 65.Period and rate of allowance

      3. 66.Attendance allowance for the terminally ill

      4. 67.Exclusions by regulation

    3. Severe disablement allowance

      1. 68.Entitlement and rate

      2. 69.Severe disablement allowance: age related addition

    4. Invalid care allowance

      1. 70.Invalid care allowance

    5. Disability living allowance

      1. 71.Disability living allowance

      2. 72.The care component

      3. 73.The mobility component

      4. 74.Mobility component for certain persons eligible for invalid carriages

      5. 75.Persons 65 or over

      6. 76.Disability living allowance - supplementary

    6. Guardian’s allowance

      1. 77.Guardian’s allowance

    7. Benefits for the aged

      1. 78.Category C and Category D retirement pensions and other benefits for the aged

      2. 79.Age addition

  5. Part IV Increases for dependants

    1. Child dependants

      1. 80.Beneficiary’s dependent children

      2. 81.Restrictions on increase - child not living with beneficiary etc

    2. Adult dependants

      1. 82.Short-term benefit: increase for adult dependants

      2. 83.Pension increase (wife)

      3. 84.Pension increase (husband)

      4. 85.Pension increase (person with care of children)

      5. 86.Increase of woman’s invalidity pension (husband)

      6. 87.Rate of increase where associated retirement pension is attributable to reduced contributions

      7. 88.Pension increases to be in respect of only one adult dependant

    3. Miscellaneous

      1. 89.Earnings to include occupational and personal pensions for purposes of provisions relating to increases of benefits in respect of child or adult dependants

      2. 90.Beneficiaries under sections 68 and 70

      3. 91.Effect of trade disputes on entitlement to increases

      4. 92.Dependency increases: continuation of awards in cases of fluctuating earnings

      5. 93.Dependency increases on termination of employment after period of entitlement to disability working allowance

  6. Part V Benefit for Industrial Injuries

    1. General provisions

      1. 94.Right to industrial injuries benefit

      2. 95.Relevant employments

      3. 96.Persons treated as employers for certain purposes

      4. 97.Accidents in course of illegal employments

      5. 98.Earner acting in breach of regulations, etc

      6. 99.Earner travelling in employer’s transport

      7. 100.Accidents happening while meeting emergency

      8. 101.Accident caused by another’s misconduct etc

    2. Sickness benefit

      1. 102.Sickness benefit in respect of industrial injury

    3. Disablement pension

      1. 103.Disablement pension

      2. 104.Increase where constant attendance needed

      3. 105.Increase for exceptionally severe disablement

    4. Other benefits and increases

      1. 106.Benefits and increases subject to qualifications as to time

    5. Successive accidents

      1. 107.Adjustments for successive accidents

    6. Prescribed industrial diseases etc.

      1. 108.Benefit in respect of prescribed industrial diseases, etc

      2. 109.General provisions relating to benefit under section 108

      3. 110.Respiratory diseases

    7. Old cases

      1. 111.Workmen’s compensation etc

  7. Part VI Miscellaneous Provisions relating to Parts I to V

    1. Earnings

      1. 112.Certain sums to be earnings

    2. Disqualification and suspension

      1. 113.General provisions as to disqualification and suspension

    3. Persons maintaining dependants etc.

      1. 114.Persons maintaining dependants, etc

    4. Special cases

      1. 115.Crown employment - Parts I to VI

      2. 116.Her Majesty’s forces

      3. 117.Mariners, airmen, etc

      4. 118.Married women and widows

      5. 119.Persons outside Great Britain

      6. 120.Employment at sea (continental shelf operations)

      7. 121.Treatment of certain marriages

    5. Interpretation

      1. 122.Interpretation of Parts I to VI and supplementary provisions

  8. Part VII Income-Related Benefits

    1. General

      1. 123.Income-related benefits

    2. Income support

      1. 124.Income support

      2. 125.Severe hardship cases

      3. 126.Trade disputes

      4. 127.Effect of return to work

    3. Family credit

      1. 128.Family credit

    4. Disability working allowance

      1. 129.Disability working allowance

    5. Housing benefit

      1. 130.Housing benefit

    6. Community charge benefits

      1. 131.Community charge benefits

      2. 132.Couples

      3. 133.Polygamous marriages

    7. General

      1. 134.Exclusions from benefit

      2. 135.The applicable amount

      3. 136.Income and capital

      4. 137.Interpretation of Part VII and supplementary provisions

  9. Part VIII The Social Fund

    1. 138.Payments out of the social fund

    2. 139.Awards by social fund officers

    3. 140.Principles of determination

  10. Part IX Child Benefit

    1. 141.Child benefit

    2. 142.Meaning of “child”

    3. 143.Meaning of “person responsible for child”

    4. 144.Exclusions and priority

    5. 145.Rate of child benefit

    6. 146.Persons outside Great Britain

    7. 147.Interpretation of Part IX and supplementary provisions

  11. Part X Christmas bonus for pensioners

    1. 148.Entitlement of pensioners to Christmas bonus

    2. 149.Provisions supplementary to section 148

    3. 150.Interpretation of Part X

  12. Part XI Statutory Sick Pay

    1. Employer’s liability

      1. 151.Employer’s liability

    2. The qualifying conditions

      1. 152.Period of incapacity for work

      2. 153.Period of entitlement

      3. 154.Qualifying days

    3. Limitations on entitlement, etc.

      1. 155.Limitations on entitlement

      2. 156.Notification of incapacity for work

    4. Rates of payment, etc.

      1. 157.Rates of payment

      2. 158.Recovery by employers of amounts paid by way of statutory sick pay

      3. 159.Power to substitute provisions for s. 158(2)

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 160.Relationship with benefits and other payments, etc

      2. 161.Crown employment - Part XI

      3. 162.Special classes of persons

      4. 163.Interpretation of Part XI and supplementary provisions

  13. Part XII Statutory maternity Pay

    1. 164.Statutory maternity pay - entitlement and liability to pay

    2. 165.The maternity pay period

    3. 166.Rates of payment

    4. 167.Recovery of amounts paid by way of statutory maternity pay

    5. 168.Relationship with benefits and other payments etc

    6. 169.Crown employment - Part XII

    7. 170.Special classes of persons

    8. 171.Interpretation of Part XII and supplementary provisions

  14. Part XIII General

    1. Interpretation

      1. 172.Application of Act in relation to territorial waters

      2. 173.Age

      3. 174.References to Acts

    2. Subordinate legislation

      1. 175.Regulations, orders and schemes

      2. 176.Parliamentary control

    3. Short title, commencement and extent

      1. 177.Short title, commencement and extent

    1. Schedule 1

      Supplementary provisions relating to contributions of Classes 1, 1A, 2 and 3.

    2. Schedule 2

      Levy of Class 4 contributions with income tax.

    3. Schedule 3

      Contribution conditions for entitlement to benefit.

      1. Part I The conditions.

      2. Part II Satisfaction of conditions in early years of contribution.

    4. Schedule 4

      Rates of benefits, etc.

      1. Part I Contributory periodical benefits.

      2. Part II Widow’s payment.

      3. Part III Non-contributory periodical benefits.

      4. Part IV Increases for dependants.

      5. Part V Rates of industrial injuries benefit.

    5. Schedule 5

      Increase of pension where entitlement is deferred.

    6. Schedule 6

      Assessment of extent of disablement.

    7. Schedule 7

      Industrial injuries benefits.

      1. Part I Unemployability supplement.

      2. Part II Disablement gratuity.

      3. Part III Increase of disablement pension during hospital treatment.

      4. Part IV Reduced earnings allowance.

      5. Part V Retirement allowance.

      6. Part VI Industrial death benefit.

    8. Schedule 8

      Industrial injuries and diseases (Old Cases).

      1. Part I Workmen’s compensation and industrial diseases benefit in respect of employment before 5th July 1948.

      2. Part II Regulations providing for benefit.

      3. Part III Interpretation.

    9. Schedule 9

      Exclusions from entitlement to child benefit.

    10. Schedule 10

      Priority between persons entitled to child benefit.

    11. Schedule 11

      Circumstances in which periods of entitlement to statutory sick pay do not arise.

    12. Schedule 12

      Relationship of statutory sick pay with benefits and other payments, etc.

    13. Schedule 13

      Relationship of statutory maternity pay with benefits and other payments etc.

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