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Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992

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109General provisions relating to benefit under section 108

(1)Subject to the power to make different provision by regulations, and to the following provisions of this section and section 110 below—

(a)the benefit payable under section 108 above in respect of a prescribed disease or injury, and

(b)the conditions for receipt of benefit,

shall be the same as in the case of personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment.

(2)In relation to prescribed diseases and injuries, regulations may provide—

(a)for modifying any provisions contained in this Act or the Administration Act which relate to disablement benefit or reduced earnings allowance or their administration; and

(b)for adapting references in this Act and that Act to accidents,

and for the purposes of this subsection the provisions of the Administration Act which relate to the administration of disablement benefit or reduced earnings allowance shall be taken to include section 1 and any provision which relates to the administration of both the benefit in question and other benefits.

(3)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (2) above, regulations under that subsection may in particular include provision—

(a)for presuming any prescribed disease or injury—

(i)to be due, unless the contrary is proved, to the nature of a person’s employment where he was employed in any prescribed occupation at the time when, or within a prescribed period or for a prescribed length of time (whether continuous or not) before, he developed the disease or injury,

(ii)not to be due to the nature of a person’s employment unless he was employed in some prescribed occupation at the time when, or within a prescribed period or for a prescribed length of time (whether continuous or not) before, he developed the disease or injury;

(b)for such matters as appear to the Secretary of State to be incidental to or consequential on provisions included in the regulations by virtue of subsection (2) and paragraph (a) above.

(4)Regulations under subsection (2) above may also provide—

(a)that, in the determination of the extent of an employed earner’s disablement resulting from a prescribed disease or injury, the appropriate percentage may be added to the percentage of that disablement; and

(b)that, in the determination of the extent of an employed earner’s disablement for the purposes of section 103 above, the appropriate percentage may be added to the percentage of disablement resulting from the relevant accident.

(5)In subsection (4)(a) above “the appropriate percentage” means the assessed percentage of any present disablement of the earner which resulted—

(a)from any accident after 4th July 1948 arising out of and in the course of his employment, being employed earner’s employment, or

(b)from any other prescribed disease or injury due to the nature of that employment and developed after 4th July 1948,

and in respect of which a disablement gratuity was not paid to him after a final assessment of his disablement.

(6)In subsection (4)(b) above “the appropriate percentage” means the assessed percentage of any present disablement of the earner—

(a)which resulted from any prescribed disease or injury due to the nature of his employment and developed after 4th July 1948, and

(b)in respect of which a disablement gratuity was not paid to him after a final assessment of his disablement.

(7)Where regulations under subsection (2) above—

(a)make provision such as is mentioned in subsection (4) above, and

(b)also make provision corresponding to that in section 103(3) above,

they may also make provision to the effect that those corresponding provisions shall have effect in relation to the aggregate percentage and not in relation to any percentage forming part of the aggregate.

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