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Sickness Benefits

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 22 March 1951

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the regulations laid down for the claiming of sickness benefit by civil servants; to what extent they are able to receive benefit in addition to their full salary; and to what extent their salary is reduced pro rata.

Civil servants who wish to claim sickness benefit may do so in the same way as any other insured person. If they do claim benefit, their sick pay is adjusted to ensure that sick pay plus benefit does not exceed ordinary pay. If a civil servant undertakes not to claim sickness benefit, he receives unabated sick pay.