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Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Deduction from benefits: further provision in regulations
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15.—(1) Regulations may make further provision about applications for deductions from benefits; and the regulations may in particular make provision—

(a)as to the circumstances and manner in which, and the times at which, the Department for Social Development may make deductions and payments for the purposes of section 14;

(b)as to the calculation of the amounts to be deducted and paid and, in particular, to ensure that sums payable to the debtor by way of relevant benefits do not fall below such limit as is specified;

(c)as to the priority between the payment of sums under the collection order and the payment of other sums from the amounts deducted;

(d)as to the circumstances in which the Department for Social Development is to cease to make deductions;

(e)requiring the Department for Social Development to notify the debtor in such manner and at such time as is specified of the total amount of the deductions made up to the time of the notification.

(2) Regulations may—

(a)make provision as to the contents of an application for deduction from benefits;

(b)make provision that, where the amount to which the application relates has been paid, the court must notify the Department for Social Development and the debtor accordingly.

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