The Social Security (Overlapping Benefits) Regulations 1979

Interpretation

2.  (1)  In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires—

the Act” means the Social Security Act 1975;

the Pensions Act” means the Social Security Pensions Act 1975;

benefit under Chapters I and II of Part II of the Actincludes benefit treated as included in Chapter I of Part II of the Act by virtue of section 66(2)(b) of the Pensions Act;

the Child Benefit Act” means the Child Benefit Act 1975;

child benefit” means benefit under Part I of the Child Benefit Act;

death benefit” means any benefit, pension or allowance which, apart from these regulations, is payable (whether under the Act or otherwise) in respect of the death of any person;

the deceased” means , in relation to any death benefit, the person in respect of whose death that benefit, apart from these regulations, is payable;

dependency benefit” means that benefit, pension or allowance which, apart from these regulations, is payable (whether under the Act or otherwise) to a person in respect of another person who is a child or an adult dependant; it includes child's special allowance and any personal benefit by way of pension payable to a child under any Personal Injuries Scheme, Service Pensions Instrument or 1914-1918 War Injuries Scheme but does not include benefit under section 73 of the Act (allowances to a woman who has care of children of person who died as a result of an industrial accident);

disablement pensionincludes a disablement payment on a pension basis and retired pay or pension in respect of any disablement, wound, injury or disease;

personal benefit” means any benefit, pension or allowance which is not a dependency benefit and which is payable to any person;

Personal Injuries Scheme” means any scheme made under the Personal Injuries (Emergency Provisions) Act 1939 or under the Pensions (Navy, Army, Air Force and Mercantile Marine) Act 1939;

Pneumoconiosis and Byssinosis Benefit Scheme” means any scheme made under section 5 of the Industrial Injuries and Diseases (Old Cases) Act 1975;

Service Pensions Instrument” means those provisions and only those provisions of any Royal Warrant, Order in Council or other instrument (not being a 1914-1918 War Injuries Scheme) under which a death or a disablement pension (not including a pension calculated or determined by reference to length of service) and allowances for dependants payable with either such pension may be paid out of public funds in respect of any death or disablement, wound, injury or disease due to service in the naval, military or air forces of the Crown or in any nursing service or other auxiliary service of any of the said forces or in the Home Guard or in any other organisation established under the control of the Defence Council or formerly established under the control of the Admiralty, the Army Council or the Air Council;

training allowance” means an allowance (whether by way of periodical grants or otherwise) payable out of public funds by a Government department or by or on behalf of the Manpower Services Commission to a person for his maintenance, or in respect of any dependant of his, for the period, or part of the period, during which he is following a course of training or instruction provided by, or in pursuance of arrangements made with, that department or approved by that department in relation to him or so provided or approved by or on behalf of the said Commission; but it does not include an allowance paid by any Government department to or in respect of a person by reason of the fact that he is following a course of full-time education or is training as a teacher;

treatment allowance” means an allowance payable under a Personal Injuries Scheme, Service Pensions Instrument or 1914-1918 War Injuries Scheme only to a person undergoing a course of medical, surgical or rehabilitative treatment in consequence of a disablement in respect of which a pension may be or has been paid, or an allowance payable to any such person pending the determination of the question whether he is entitled to receive such a pension;

unemployability supplementincludes an increase on account of unemployability under—

(a)

any Pneumoconiosis and Byssinosis Benefit Scheme; and

(b)

any Personal Injuries Scheme, Service Pensions Instrument or 1914-1918 War Injuries Scheme;

war pension death benefit” means a death benefit by way of pension or allowance under any Personal Injuries Scheme, Service Pensions Instrument or 1914-1918 War Injuries Scheme, but does not include a rent allowance or a grant payable by reason of the beneficiary being in receipt of a pension and being a specific age which is not less than 65 or a pension or an allowance calculated by reference to the necessities of the beneficiary;

1914-1918 War Injuries Scheme” means any scheme made under the Injuries in War (Compensation) Act 1914 or under the Injuries in War Compensation Act 1914 (Session 2) or any Government scheme for compensation in respect of persons injured in any merchant ship or fishing vessel as the result of hostilities during the 1914-1918 War.

(2) For the purposes of these regulations, unless otherwise specified, additional component payable by virtue of the Act or the Pensions Act shall be deemed to include any increase so far as attributable to any additional component or to any increase by virtue of section 126A of the Act or paragraph 4A of Schedule 1 to the Pensions Act or to any increase of graduated retirement benefit and shall be treated as a separate personal benefit included in Chapter I of Part II of the Act.