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Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Community care grants: reviews and information

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16.—(1) In Article 38 of the 1998 Order (reviews of determinations) in paragraph (1)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (a), after “social fund determination” insert “other than an excluded determination”, and

(b)in sub-paragraph (b), for “such a determination” substitute “a social fund determination”.

(2) After that paragraph insert—

(1A) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(a) an “excluded determination” is any determination to award a community care grant where the award is expressed as the award of a payment for goods or services specified in the award, other than such a determination made in prescribed circumstances..

(3) After section 116D of the Administration Act insert—

Persons supplying goods and services to recipients of community care grant
116E.    Supply of information in connection with community care grants

(1) In this section “relevant supplier” means—

(a)a person with whom the Department has made arrangements of the kind mentioned in section 136(4)(ca)(iii) of the Contributions and Benefits Act (arrangements for supply of goods or services in connection with community care grants), or

(b)a person providing services to such a person.

(2) Regulations may make provision authorising the Department or a person providing services to the Department, to supply to relevant suppliers information relating to community care grants.

(3) Regulations may make provision authorising or requiring relevant suppliers to supply to the Department or a person providing services to the Department, information relating to the operation of the arrangements.

(4) Regulations under this section must specify the purposes for which information may be supplied by virtue of subsection (2) or (3), which must be purposes connected with community care grants.

(5) Regulations may make provision as to the use or disclosure of information supplied under the regulations (including provision creating criminal offences).

(6) In this section “community care grant” has the same meaning as in Part 8 of the Contributions and Benefits Act..

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