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The Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Amendment Regulations 1998

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Amendment Regulations 1998 and shall come into force on 1st September 1998.

(2) These Regulations shall apply in relation to any case in which a person first fulfils the conditions of entitlement to a payment under the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979 on or after the day on which they come into force.

Amendment of the Regulations

2.  In the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Regulations 1988(1)—

  • (a)

    for the Schedule to those Regulations there shall be substituted the Schedule set out in the Schedule to these Regulations;


    in regulations 5(1) and 8 (minimum amounts payable to dependant), for the amount £1,852 there shall be substituted the amount £1,943;


    in regulation 6(1) (payment where pneumoconiosis is accompanied by tuberculosis), for the amount £3,832 (in both places) there shall be substituted the amount £4,020.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State

Angela Eagle

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

25th July 1998

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