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Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992

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Part IIDisablement gratuity

9(1)An employed earner shall be entitled to a disablement gratuity, if—

(a)he made a claim for disablement benefit before 1st October 1986;

(b)he suffered as the result of the relevant accident from loss of physical or mental faculty such that the extent of the resulting disablement assessed in accordance with Schedule 6 to this Act amounts to not less than 1 per cent.; and

(c)the extent of the disablement is assessed for the period taken into account as amounting to less than 20 per cent.

(2)A disablement gratuity shall be—

(a)of an amount fixed, in accordance with the length of the period and the degree of the disablement, by a prescribed scale, but not in any case exceeding the amount specified in Schedule 4, Part V, paragraph 9; and

(b)payable, if and in such cases as regulations so provide, by instalments.

(3)A person shall not be entitled to disablement gratuity until after the expiry of the period of 90 days (disregarding Sundays) beginning with the day of the relevant accident.

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