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Name: Social Security Act 1985 (Chapter 53)
Country: United Kingdom
Subject(s): Social security (general standards); Medical care and sickness benefit; Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit; Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1985-07-22
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 72 p.
ISN: GBR-1985-L-1849
Bibliography: Printed separately, 72 p.
Abstract/Citation: Divided into three main parts, namely occupational pensions, social security and statutory sick pay. It contains many fragmentary amendments. Its provisions on social security cover, inter alia, dockworkers, invalidity allowances, retirement pensions and unemployment benefits. The Act vests the Secretary of State with powers to amend the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 and the Pneumoconosis, etc. (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979. It provides for the extension of the pension scheme to the members of horserace organisations. The Act contains partial amendments to ten earlier statutes; the most significant amendments relate to the Social Security Act 1975, the Social Security Pensions Act 1975, and the Social Security and Housing Benefits Act 1982.
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