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The Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims)Regulations 1988 (the 1988 Regulations), as amended by thePneumoconiosis etc. (Workers' Compensation) (Payment of Claims)(Amendment) Regulations 1989 and the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers'Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 1990,prescribe the amount of payments to be made under the Pneumoconiosisetc. (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979 (“the Act”), as amended by the Social Security Act 1985 and the SocialSecurity Act 1986, to persons disabled by a disease to which the Actapplies, or to dependants of persons who immediately before they diedwere disabled by such a disease. The diseases to which the Act appliesare pneumoconiosis, byssinosis, diffuse mesothelioma, primary carcinomaof the lung (where accompanied by asbestosis or bilateral diffusepleural thickening) and bilateral diffuse pleural thickening.
These Regulations further amend the 1988 Regulations by increasingthe amount of payments in any case in which a person first becomesentitled to a payment on or after the date when these Regulations comeinto force. The increase in each case is 9 per cent. rounded up or downto the nearest £1 as appropriate.