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Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act (Northern Ireland)

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PART ISUBSTITUTED SCHEDULE 4A.

SCHEDULE 4AAPPLICATIONS FOR A VARIATION

Interpretation

1.  In this Schedule, “regulations” means regulations made by the Department.

Applications for a variation

2.  Regulations may make provision as to the procedure to be followed—

(a)in considering an application for a variation;

(b)when an application for a variation is referred to an appeal tribunal under Article 28D(1)(b).

Completion of preliminary consideration

3.  Regulations may provide for determining when the preliminary consideration of an application for a variation shall be taken to have been completed.

Information

4.  If any information which is required (by regulations under this Order) to be furnished to the Department in connection with an application for a variation has not been furnished within such period as may be prescribed, the Department may nevertheless proceed to consider the application.

Joint consideration of applications for a variation and appeals

5.  (1)  Regulations may provide for two or more applications for a variation with respect to the same application for a maintenance calculation to be considered together.

(2) In sub-paragraph (1), the reference to an application for a maintenance calculation includes an application treated as having been made under Article 9.

(3) An appeal tribunal considering an application for a variation under Article 28D(1)(b) may consider it at the same time as an appeal under Article 22 in connection with an interim maintenance decision, if it considers that to be appropriate.

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