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The Pneumoconiosis, Byssinosis and Miscellaneous Diseases Benefit Scheme 1983

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and interpretation

  3. PART II ALLOWANCES AND DEATH BENEFIT

    1. 2.Benefit payable under this scheme

    2. 3.Restriction on payment of benefit

    3. 4.Allowances payable under this scheme

    4. 5.Increase of allowance in respect of wife

    5. 6.Increase of allowance in respect of children

    6. 7.Increase of allowance on account of unemployability

    7. 8.Increase of allowance when constant attendance needed and in respect of exceptionally severe disablement

    8. 9.Death benefit

    9. 10.Reduction of allowance or death benefit where benefit payable or paid under pre-1949 benefit schemes

  4. PART III ADMINISTRATION OF THE SCHEME AND DETERMINATION OF QUESTIONS

    1. 11.Administration of the scheme

    2. 12.Determination of questions arising under the scheme

  5. PART IV MEDICAL BOARD

    1. 13.Reference of questions in respect of pneumoconiosis or byssinosis to medical authorities

    2. 14.Issue of certificate by medical board

  6. PART V CLAIMS AND PAYMENTS

    1. 15.Information to be given when making a claim or obtaining payment of allowance or death benefit

    2. 16.Obligation to undergo medical examination

    3. 17.Sums not payable when delay in claiming

    4. 18.Payment of allowances

    5. 19.Obligation to notify change of circumstances

    6. 20.Allowances to be inalienable

    7. 21.Forfeiture of allowances

    8. 22.Allowances during imprisonment

  7. PART VI RECOVERY AND ADJUSTMENT OF ALLOWANCES

    1. 23.Recovery of sums by deduction from allowances or benefit under the Social Security Act or a scheme made under section 2 of the Act

    2. 24.Set-off of overpayments on account of allowances

  8. PART VII TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

    1. 25.Finality of decisions of the Administrative Board

    2. 26.Review of decisions of the Administrative Board

    3. 27.Claims in respect of periods before commencement of scheme

    4. 28.Conditions for allowance satisfied by previous awards

    5. 29.Preservation of entitlement to larger amount of allowances

  9. PART VIII MISCELLANEOUS

    1. 30.Exemption from stamp duty

    2. 31.Reciprocal arrangements with Northern Ireland

    3. 32.Breach of requirements of scheme

    4. 33.Service by post

    5. 34.Revocation of earlier schemes

  10. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Diseases and occupations to which, in addition to pneumoconiosis and byssinosis, this scheme applies

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Conditions relating to increase of allowance in respect of a wife

      1. 1.An increase of an allowance under the provisions of article...

      2. 2.Where for any period— (a) any benefit payable otherwise than...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Provisions of the Social Security Act and regulations made thereunder applicable (with the necessary modifications) to this scheme

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Dates after which death from diseases correspondingly numbered and set out in Schedule 1 must have occurred for provisions of this scheme to apply

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Schemes revoked

  11. Explanatory Note

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