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The Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I CITATION, COMMENCEMENT AND INTERPRETATION

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Definitions

    3. 3.Interpretation

    4. 4.Declaration of civil defence organisations

  3. PART II GENERAL SCOPE OF THE SCHEME

    1. 5.Entitlement

    2. 6.Serious negligence or misconduct

    3. 7.War injuries sustained by children, students and apprentices

  4. PART III AWARDS IN RESPECT OF DISABLEMENT OF GAINFULLY OCCUPIED PERSONS AND CIVIL DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS

    1. 8.Application and interpretation of Part III

    2. 9.General conditions applicable to awards under Part III

    3. 10.Determination of degree of disablement

    4. 11.Pension for disablement

    5. 12.Allowances for eligible members of the family

    6. 13.Education allowance

    7. 14.Constant attendance allowance

    8. 15.Exceptionally severe disablement allowance

    9. 16.Severe disablement occupational allowance

    10. 17.Allowance for wear and tear of clothing

    11. 18.Unemployability allowances

    12. 19.Invalidity allowance

    13. 20.Comforts allowance

    14. 21.Allowance for lowered standard of occupation

    15. 22.Age allowance

    16. 23.Treatment allowances

    17. 24.Allowance where abstention from work is necessary following treatment in a hospital or similar institution

    18. 25.Allowance for part-time treatment

  5. PART IV AWARDS IN RESPECT OF THE DEATH OF GAINFULLY OCCUPIED PERSONS AND CIVIL DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS

    1. 26.Application of Part IV

    2. 27.Pensions to widows

    3. 28.Rent allowance to widows who have children

    4. 29.Allowance to elderly widows

    5. 30.Pensions to unmarried dependents who lived as wives

    6. 31.Temporary allowances to widows and unmarried dependants who lived as wives of severely disabled persons

    7. 32.Pensions to dependent widowers

    8. 33.Allowances in respect of children under the age of 15

    9. 34.Pensions to motherless or fatherless children under the age of 15

    10. 35.Awards to or in respect of children over the age of 15

    11. 36.Education allowance

    12. 37.Awards to or in respect of ineligible members of the families of unemployable pensioners

    13. 38.Pensions to parents

    14. 39.Pensions to other dependants

    15. 40.Funeral grants

  6. PART V AWARDS TO OR IN RESPECT OF PERSONS NOT GAINFULLY OCCUPIED

    1. 41.Application and interpretation of Part V

    2. 42.Pension for disablement

    3. 43.Constant attendance allowance

    4. 44.Exceptionally severe disablement allowance

    5. 45.Comforts allowance

    6. 46.Allowance for wear and tear of clothing

    7. 47.Age allowance

    8. 48.Treatment allowances

    9. 49.Awards in respect of death

    10. 50.Allowance to elderly widows

    11. 51.Temporary allowances to widows of severely disabled persons

    12. 52.Education allowance

  7. PART VI GENERAL PROVISIONS

    1. 53.Interpretation of Part VI

    2. 54.Time limits for applications

    3. 55.Notice required in the case of injuries sustained by young children

    4. 56.Determination of medical questions

    5. 57.Power to relax conditions of Scheme

    6. 58.Members of the armed forces of the Crown

    7. 59.Members of visiting and allied forces, etc

    8. 60.Injuries sustained outside the United Kingdom

    9. 61.Persons ordinarily resident outside the United Kingdom

    10. 62.Prevention of double payments

    11. 63.Adjustment of awards in respect of other compensation

    12. 64.Maintenance in hospital or an institution

    13. 65.Abatement of awards in respect of Social Security Benefits

    14. 66.Payment of public claims out of pensions

    15. 67.Administration of pensions, etc

    16. 68.Forfeiture of pensions

    17. 69.Refusal of treatment

    18. 70.Provisions with respect to dependent children

    19. 71.Marriage of female persons

    20. 72.Power to award lump sums

    21. 73.Failure to draw pension

    22. 74.Commencing dates of awards of pension

    23. 75.Payment of pensions

    24. 76.Review of decisions, assessments and awards

    25. 77.Posthumous Awards

    26. 78.Power to dispense with probate

    27. 79.Declarations and certificates

    28. 80.Administration of this Scheme

    29. 81.Revocation of previous Schemes and transitional provisions

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      CIVIL DEFENCE ORGANISATIONS

      1. 1.Any organisation established and maintained by a Government Department or...

      2. 2.Any organisation established and maintained by a Government Department or...

      3. 3.Any organisation— (a) established and maintained by a Government Department...

      4. 4.Any organisation established and maintained by a Government Department or...

      5. 5.Any organisation established and maintained by a local authority for...

      6. 6.Any organisation— (a) established and maintained by a Government Department,...

      7. 7.Any organisation established and maintained for the purpose of providing...

      8. 8.Any organisation established and maintained— (a) by any body or...

      9. 9.Any organisation established and maintained by public utility undertakers (being...

      10. 10.Any organisation— (a) established by public utility undertakers for the...

      11. 11.Any organisation established and maintained by or with the approval...

      12. 12.Any organisation established and maintained by or with the approval...

      13. 13.Any organisation established and maintained by or with the approval...

      14. 14.Any organisation established and maintained by a Government Department for...

      15. 15.Any organisation of car drivers or messengers established and maintained...

      16. 16.Any organisation established and maintained by the National Air Raid...

      17. 17.The organisations known as— The Auxiliary Fire Service (for the...

      18. 18.(1) In this Schedule, unless the context otherwise requires—

      19. 19.In the application of this Schedule to Northern Ireland—

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      ASSESSMENT OF DISABLEMENT CAUSED BY SPECIFIED INJURIES AND OF CERTAIN OTHER DISABLEMENTS

      1. NOTE.—Where the scheduled assessment for a specified injury involving multiple...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      RATES OF PENSIONS AND ALLOWANCES PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF DISABLEMENT

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      RATES OF PENSIONS AND ALLOWANCES PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF DEATH

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      COMMENCING DATES OF AWARDS OF PENSION

      1. 1.Except in so far as the Secretary of State may...

      2. 2.Except in so far as the Secretary of State may...

      3. 3.Except in so far as the Secretary of State may...

      4. 4.In this Schedule the expression “pension” shall have the same...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      REVOCATIONS

  9. Explanatory Note

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