In addition to any circumstantial conditions, contribution conditions are attached to the contributory benefits by the Jobseekers Act 1995 (JSA 1995), s. 2 and SSCBA 1992, s. 21 and 35. For this purpose the contributory benefits are:

short-term incapacity benefit;

bereavement support payment (replaced bereavement payment, bereavement allowance and widowed parent’s allowance for deaths on or after 6 April 2017);

categories A and B retirement pensions and the new (flat rate) state pension;

child’s special allowance;

maternity allowance.

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