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The Personal Injuries (Civilians) Amendment Scheme 1999

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1.—(1) This Scheme may be cited as the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Amendment Scheme 1999 and shall come into force on 12th April 1999.

(2) In this Scheme, the expression “the principal Scheme” means the Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983(1).

Amendment of article 18 of the principal Scheme

2.  In article 18 of the principal Scheme (unemployability allowances) in paragraph (2) for the amount “£2,496” there shall be substituted the amount “£3,016”.

Substitution of article 25B of the principal Order

3.  For article 25B (medical expenses) there shall be substituted the following article–

25B.  Any necessary expenses in respect of the medical, surgical or rehabilitative treatment of a disabled person and of appropriate aids and adaptations for disabled living may, in so far as the expenses wholly or mainly arise as a result of a qualifying injury and in so far as the treatment, aids or adaptations are not provided for, otherwise than on payment of a charge by the disabled person, under legislation of the United Kingdom (other than any enactment under which this Scheme is made), be defrayed by the Secretary of State under such conditions and up to such amounts as he may determine..

Substitution of Schedules 3 and 4 to the principal Scheme

4.  For Schedules 3 and 4 to the principal Scheme (rates of pensions and allowances payable in respect of disablement and death) there shall respectively be substituted the Schedules set out in the Schedule to this Scheme and numbered 3 and 4.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Social Security.

P. Hollis

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,

Department of Social Security

1st February 1999

We approve,

Clive J. C. Betts

Bob Ainsworth

Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury

4th February 1999

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