The Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

Draft Regulations laid before Parliament under section 7(3) of the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979, for approval by resolution of each House of Parliament.

Draft Statutory Instruments

2022 No. XXXX

Social Security

The Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

Made

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Coming into force

1st April 2022

In accordance with section 7(3)(2) of the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979, a draft of this instrument was laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

Citation, commencement, application and extent

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 and come into force on 1st April 2022.

(2) These Regulations apply only 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 1st April 2022.

(3) These Regulations extend to England and Wales and Scotland.

Amendment of the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Regulations 1988

2.—(1) The Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Regulations 1988(3) are amended as follows.

(2) In the proviso to regulation 5(1) (payment where death results from diffuse mesothelioma) for “£3,322” substitute “£3,425”.

(3) In regulation 6(1)(a) (payment where pneumoconiosis is accompanied by tuberculosis) for “£6,872” (in both places) substitute “£7,085”.

(4) In regulation 8 (minimum amount payable to dependant) for “£3,322” substitute “£3,425”.

(5) In the Schedule—

(a)in the part headed “TABLE 1”, for the table substitute—

Age of

disabled

person

Percentage assessment for the relevant period

10%

or under

£

11%

-20%

£

21%

-30%

£

31%

-40%

£

41%

-50%

£

51%

-60%

£

61%

-70%

£

71%

-80%

£

81%

-90%

£

91%

-100%

£

37 or under39,64170,79483,05985,42187,77989,66791,55593,44395,32997,219
3838,50867,95680,55883,44185,88887,77989,66791,55593,44395,329
3937,37565,12578,05781,45684,00685,64287,77989,66791,55593,443
4036,24662,29175,55679,47182,11184,00385,88887,77989,66791,557
4135,11259,46473,05977,48480,23182,11184,00385,88887,77989,667
4233,97256,63670,55275,51478,34280,23182,11184,00385,88887,779
4332,28253,32568,05374,00077,02379,28881,17383,05984,94886,838
4430,57850,02465,54772,49275,69978,34280,23182,11184,00385,888
4528,88346,72163,04870,97974,38077,39379,28881,17383,05984,948
4627,18443,42160,55069,47173,05976,45778,34280,23182,11184,003
4725,48740,11458,04567,95671,73775,51477,39379,28881,17383,059
4824,02238,79356,06964,94069,47172,86474,75776,64478,52680,421
4922,55937,47254,08561,91867,20770,22272,11174,00075,88977,779
5021,09536,15152,14058,89964,94067,57969,47171,35673,24175,132
5119,63334,82950,11855,87662,67064,94066,84468,71070,60372,492
5218,16933,50648,13752,85660,40362,29164,18866,07267,95669,842
5316,79931,15245,11450,21458,14160,40362,29164,18866,07267,956
5415,43128,79042,09447,57855,87658,52360,40362,29164,18866,072
5514,06726,43139,08044,92753,60956,63658,52360,40362,29164,188
5612,69424,06836,05642,28651,34754,74356,63658,52360,40362,291
5711,32821,70733,03739,64149,09052,85754,74356,63658,52360,403
5810,42819,72829,50035,57944,17247,66749,69551,68053,61055,498
599,53217,74425,95531,52739,26342,47244,64346,72148,70350,587
608,64015,76022,41727,46634,36037,28339,59041,76843,79845,686
617,73813,77818,88123,40829,44832,09234,54336,81338,88840,776
626,84211,79815,33819,34724,54126,90029,50031,85933,97235,868
636,37210,66513,77817,29921,83024,15926,61628,88330,95732,847
645,9109,53212,22315,24219,11121,42723,74125,91027,93529,823
655,4298,40210,66513,19416,40318,68820,86022,93824,92026,807
664,9587,2709,10811,13713,68815,95017,98119,96021,89823,786
674,4866,1357,5489,08510,97413,21815,10516,98818,88120,766
684,3625,9417,2918,71110,59812,69414,51216,47118,28520,151
694,2495,7587,0358,33010,22112,17713,92615,95017,70119,533
704,1295,5736,7727,9539,84211,65213,33515,43117,10618,926
714,0135,3786,5137,5729,46111,13712,74614,91416,52118,312
723,8955,1916,2537,1989,08510,62112,15014,39315,92517,701
733,7955,0996,1607,0568,94110,38411,91714,01915,45817,179
743,7055,0026,0646,9168,80510,14511,68213,64214,98416,647
753,6134,9135,9726,7728,6589,91111,44413,26214,51216,137
763,5164,8115,8756,6308,5169,67811,21112,88514,03515,625
77 or over3,4254,7185,7846,4878,3769,43810,97412,51213,56915,105;

(b)in the part headed “TABLE 2”, for the table (together with the headings to the table) substitute—

Part A

Age of disabled person on their last birthday before their death

Percentage assessment for the relevant period

10%

or under £

11%-20%

£

21%-30%

£

31%-49%

£

50% or over

£

37 or under25,10842,81047,99949,41750,594
3824,54241,20346,58147,99949,507
3923,97839,59945,16646,58048,421
4023,40737,99043,74945,16647,336
4122,84136,38842,33443,74946,251
4222,28034,78940,91642,33445,166
4321,25832,71139,64241,05844,127
4420,24630,62738,36539,78643,079
4519,23228,55337,09238,51042,047
4618,21626,47435,70937,23641,010
4717,20224,39934,55035,96639,974
4816,42623,83133,60634,97438,700
4915,64123,26332,65933,98237,422
5014,86622,69731,71832,98536,150
5114,08922,13230,77432,00034,880
5213,31021,56929,82931,00833,606
5312,95320,24628,03829,63832,562
5412,60018,92326,24028,27031,528
5512,24817,60124,44726,90330,490
5611,89516,28122,65225,53629,444
5711,32814,96320,86024,16528,409
5810,42814,01418,81121,76125,536
599,53213,06916,75819,34922,652
608,64012,13314,70016,94319,777
617,73811,18412,65014,53716,897
626,84210,24510,59412,13314,014
636,37210,17210,45711,67713,192
645,9109,53210,30911,23212,375
655,4298,40210,17210,78211,538
664,9587,2709,10810,33610,714
67 or over3,4254,7185,7846,4878,376

Part B

Age of disabled person on their last birthday before their deathPayment £
37 or under50,594
3849,507
3948,421
4047,336
4146,251
4245,166
4344,127
4443,079
4542,047
4641,010
4739,974
4838,700
4937,422
5036,150
5134,880
5233,606
5332,562
5431,528
5530,490
5629,444
5728,409
5825,536
5922,652
6019,777
6116,897
6214,014
6313,192
6412,375
6511,538
6610,714
67 or over8,376.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Name

Minister of State

Department for Work and Pensions

Date

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

Under the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979 (c. 41) (“the Act”) lump sum payments may be made to certain persons disabled by a disease to which the Act applies, or to dependants of persons who were so disabled before they died. The diseases to which the Act applies are pneumoconiosis, byssinosis, diffuse mesothelioma, primary carcinoma of the lung (where accompanied by asbestosis or diffuse pleural thickening) and diffuse pleural thickening.

These Regulations amend the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Regulations 1988 (S.I. 1988/668) (“the 1988 Regulations”). The amendments made by regulation 2 have the effect of increasing the amounts payable under the 1988 Regulations. The increase in each case is 3.1 per cent rounded up or down to the nearest £1 as appropriate.

By virtue of regulation 1(2), the amendments made by these Regulations apply only in relation to any case in which a person first fulfils the conditions of entitlement to a payment under the Act on or after 1st April 2022.

A full impact assessment has not been produced for this instrument as no, or no significant, impact on the private, voluntary or public sector is foreseen.

(1)

1979 c. 41. Section 1 was amended by section 24 of the Social Security Act 1985 (c. 53).

(2)

Section 7(3) was amended by section 58 of the Welfare Reform Act 2007 (c. 5).

(3)

S.I. 1988/668; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1989/552, S.I. 2013/690, 2015/503, S.I. 2021/271.