Contributions and Benefit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Genoa Conference. – in the House of Commons on 29th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton


asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that doubt exists in the minds of some employers and aged workpeople as to the age at which State unemployment contributions cease to operate and unemployment benefits cease to be payable; and, if so, will he issue to those concerned definite instructions on this point?

Photo of Mr Thomas Macnamara Mr Thomas Macnamara , Camberwell North West

There is no exemption from unemployment insurance contributions or disqualification from unemployment benefit merely on account of the advanced age of the worker, except that neither unemployment insurance contributions nor unemployment benefits are payable in respect of old age pensioners.