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National Assistance Act 1948

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5(1)Any such payment or part of a payment as is specified in the following provisions of this paragraph shall be disregarded up to the amount of one pound a week or, if the person in question is in receipt of more than one payment so specified, up to the said amount in the aggregate.

(2)The payments and parts of payments hereinbefore referred to are:—

(a)the first ten shillings and sixpence a week of any payment of sick pay received from a friendly society or trade union;

(b)the first ten shillings and sixpence a week of any superannuation payment or superannuation payments in respect of previous service or employment from which the recipient has retired or resigned (whether payable by a former employer or not), not being a payment or payments—

(i)on account of a pension under the Old Age Pensions Act, 1936 or under or by virtue of the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Acts, 1936 to 1941, or under any enactment repealed by any of those Acts, or

(ii)on account of a retirement pension under the National Insurance Act, 1946;

(c)any payment by way of attendance allowance under section fourteen of the National Insurance Act, 1946, and any payment by way of maternity allowance under section fifteen of that Act;

(d)any of the following payments, that is to say—

(i)any payment in respect of retired pay or pension to which section sixteen of the Finance Act, 1919, applies, including any payment in respect of a dependants' allowance attached to such a pension,

(ii)any payment in respect of a disablement pension awarded under the Personal Injuries (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1939, including, an increase in such a pension in respect of dependants,

(iii)any weekly payment by way of compensation under any enactment relating to workmen's compensation,

(iv)any payment by way of disablement benefit under section twelve of the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act, 1946.

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