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The Redundant Mineworkers and Concessionary Coal (Payments Schemes) Order 1978

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9.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs of this Article, weekly payments under this Scheme shall first become payable to a coal industry employee in respect of the week commencing next after the relevant date applicable but shall not be payable to any coal industry employee in respect of any week falling after—

(a)the attainment by such employee of the age of 65 in the case of a man or 60 in the case of a woman; or

(b)30th March 1991,

whichever shall first occur.

(2) No coal industry employee shall be eligible for weekly payments under Article 5 of this Scheme in respect of an aggregate of more than 156 weeks.

(3) Any week in which a coal industry employee is in the employment of a coal industry employer shall not be taken into account in calculating the period of 156 weeks referred to in paragraph (2) nor the two periods of 52 weeks referred to in Article 5(2).

(4) Any day or week in respect of which a coal industry employee is disqualified under Article 7(2) from receiving weekly payments under this Scheme shall be taken into account in calculating such period of 156 weeks.

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