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Volume 115: debated on Thursday 7 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list each social security benefit showing separately those which are paid in advance and those which are paid in arrears indicating the period in advance or arrears in each case and the day of the week which is the pay day on which each is paid.Mr. Lyell: The information requested is as follows:

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give for each social security benefit the date or range of dates on which claimants will have received the new rate of benefit which came into force from Monday 6 April.

The uprated benefits were paid as follows:

BenefitDate(s) Paid
Retirement pension6 April or 9 April
Widow's benefit7 April
II disablement benefit8 April
Attendance allowance6 April
Invalid care allowance6 April
Guardian's allowance6 April or 7 April
Family Income Supplement7 April
Supplementary benefit30 March—10 April
Mobility allowance8 April
Child benefit6 April or 7 April
Maternity allowance10 April
Sickness benefit9–15 April
Invalidity benefit9–15 April
Severe disablement benefit9–15 April
Unemployment benefit8–24 April
Those benefits paid four-weekly or quarterly in arrears to a bank account will he paid later depending on the payment cycle.There will have been delays in making payments on the above dates in a small number of the Department's local offices.