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The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1979

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Time and manner of payment of certain benefits and of an increase of disablement pension E+W+S+N.I.

15.—(1) This regulation applies to the following benefits (including where appropriate increases of them)—

(a)unemployment benefit;

(b)sickness benefit;

(c)invalidity benefit;

(d)maternity benefit;

(e)death grant;

(f)injury benefit;

(g)an increase of disablement benefit payable under section 62 by reason of the fact that the beneficiary is receiving hospital treatment; and

(h)non-contributory invalidity pension.

(2) Subject to the provisions of these regulations, any benefit to which this regulation applies shall be paid in accordance with an award thereof as soon as is reasonably practicable after the award has been made by the determining authority, by means of an instrument of payment or by such other means as appears to the Secretary of State to be appropriate in the circumstances of any particular case.

(3) For the purposes of section 45(3) (calculation of increase of pension for wife) a ““week”” where used in the expression ““week for which he is entitled to benefit”” where the benefit is an invalidity pension, means a period of 7 days beginning with midnight between Sunday and Monday.

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