§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the instances in which a woman, single, married or cohabiting, is treated differently, for the purpose of claiming and receipt of benefit, than a man would be in the same circumstances.
§ Mr. Scott
The information requested is in the table.489W
Benefit Issue Women Men Severe Disablement Allowance Upper age for establishing entitlement 60 65 Age at which payment can continue if the normal entitlement rules are no longer satisfied 65 70 Invalid Care Allowance Upper age for establishing entitlement 60 65 Age at which payment can continue if the normal entitlement rules are no longer satisfied 65 70 Reduced Earnings Allowane (not payable in respect of industrial accidents on and from 1 October 1990) Transfer to Retirement Allowance Age 60 (except women 60 and over on 10 April 1989) Age 65 (except men 65 and over on 10 April 1989) Income of Unemployment and Sickness Benefit for Child dependant Claimant's age for entitlement 60–65 65–70 Increase of Category A RetirementPension for Adult dependant Entitlement for spouse where pensioner residing with spouse in contributing to maintenance of spouse subject to earnings maximum Increase for husband only if pensioner was entitled to an increase of unemployment, sickness or invalidity benefit immediately before commencement of Retirement Pension entitlement No additional condition for increase for wife Child Benefit Priority of Title Wife or mother has priority over husband or father where it is necessary to decide priority Guardian's Allowance Priority of Title Wife has priority over husband where it is necessary to determine priority Income Support Housing Benefit Community Charge Benefit Higher Pensioner Premium depedent upon entitlement to Invalidity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance Subject to conditions for entitlement to these benefits (see above) Income Support Payability between ages 60 and 65 for claimants with no other income Paid in advance Paid in arrears Disentitlement of students on full time course of study Disentitlement ceases at age 60 Disentitlement ceases at age 65