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The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1979

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Time for claiming benefit E+W+S+N.I.

14.—(1) Subject to the provisions of Schedule 2 to these regulations—

(a)the prescribed time for claiming any benefit specified in column (1) of Schedule 1 to these regulations shall be the appropriate time specified opposite that benefit in column (2) of that Schedule; and

(b)if a person fails to make his claim for any such benefit within the prescribed time, he shall be disqualified for the receipt of benefit to the extent specified opposite thereto in column (3) of that Schedule.

(2) If in any case the claimant proves that there was good cause for the failure to make the claim before the date on which it was made, the prescribed time for making that claim shall (subject to the provisions of section 82(2)) be extended to the date on which the claim is made:

Provided that the foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to—

(a)a claim for a maternity grant in respect of expectation of the claimant's confinement; or

(b)a claim for a maternity allowance in respect of expectation of the claimant's confinement so that the prescribed time for making that claim is extended to the date of the confinement or to any date thereafter.

(3) If in any case the claimant proves that—

(a)on a date earlier than the date on which the claim was made, apart from satisfying the condition of making a claim, he was entitled to the benefit; and

(b)throughout the period between the earlier date and the date on which the claim was made there was good cause for delay in making such claim;

he shall not (subject to the provisions of section 82(2) be disqualified under Schedule 1 to these regulations for receiving any benefit to which he would have been entitled if the claim had been made on the said earlier date:

Provided that, where the claimant is a woman claiming a maternity allowance in respect of expectation of her confinement, the foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall apply only if the claim is made before the date of the confinement.

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