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National Insurance Act.

What: This consolidated the 1946-1964 National Insurance Acts. It also included regulations for disqualifying claimants due to their ‘behaviour’ or ‘misconduct’, or for failing to adhere to the conditional requirements of receiving benefits: Part II pg. 21“(3) regulations may provide for disqualifying a person for receiving sickness benefit for such period not exceeding six weeks as may be determined in accordance with Part IV of this Act if- (a) he has become incapable of work through his own misconduct ; or (b) he fails without good cause to attend for or to submit himself to such medical or other examination or treatment as may be required in accordance with the regulations, or to observe any prescribed rules of behaviour”.

Why significant: Shows use of conditionality to disqualify benefit entitlement.