Social Security Payments for the Unemployed, the Sick and those in Special Circumstances, 1942 to 2006


Chronology Index

Social Policy Section

Social Security Payments for the Unemployed, the Sick and those in Special Circumstances, 1942 to 2006

Dale Daniels- Social Policy Section

Last updated 7 July 2006

This Chronology is issued electronically. It will be kept up-to-date online. The date of the latest update is noted clearly above.

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Contents

Introduction
Acronyms
A Brief History
Table 1 : Numbers of Recipients of Payments for the Unemployed, the Sick and those in Special Circumstances, from 1943
Widow Pension class B
Widow Pension class C/Widowed Person Allowance/Bereavement Allowance
Table 2: Weekly Rates of Pension for Widows, from 1942
Unemployment Benefit/Job Search Allowance/Newstart Allowance
Sickness Benefit/Sickness Allowance
Special Benefit
Mature Age Allowance/Mature Age Partner Allowance
Partner Allowance
Widow Allowance
Youth Allowance
Table 3 : Maximum Weekly Rates of Unemployment and Sickness Benefit from 1945
Table 4 : Maximum Income and Asset Limits under Means Testing Arrangements for Unemployment Benefit, Job Search Allowance, Newstart Allowance, Sickness Benefit and Sickness Allowance, from 1945
Supplementary Allowance/Rent Assistance
Table 5 : Maximum Weekly Rates of Supplementary Allowance/Rent Assistance for Beneficiaries and Allowees, from 1970

 


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