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EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

Part 2 of the Compensation Act 2006 (“the Act”)(1) regulates claims management services. Those services are provided in relation to a variety of kinds of claim. This Order provides that a claim for industrial injuries benefit is to be treated as a claim for the purposes of Part 2 of the Act. Under section 94 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(2), industrial injuries benefit consists of disablement benefit, reduced earnings allowance, retirement allowance and industrial death benefit. Additional benefits are payable for constant attendance and exceptionally severe disablement and by way of unemployability supplement. Claims under certain older schemes (under Schedule 8 to the 1992 Act and under the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979(3)) are also to be treated as claims for the purposes of Part 2 of the Act.