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The Social Security(Northern Ireland) Order 1989


This is the original version (as it was originally made).


Government departments

A civil servant in—

(a)the Department;

(b)the Department of Social Security;

(c)the Northern Ireland Court Service.

The Inland Revenue

A member or officer of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue.

Adjudication officers

The Chief Adjudication Officer.

An adjudication officer.

Adjudicating bodies

The clerk to, or other officer or member of the staff of, any of the following bodies—

(a)a social security appeal tribunal;

(b)the Attendance Allowance Board for Northern Ireland;

(c)a medical appeal tribunal;

(d)a vaccine damage tribunal;

(e)a Pensions Appeal Tribunal constituted under the Pensions Appeal Tribunals Act 1943(1).

The Occupational Pensions Board

The chairman or deputy chairman of the Occupational Pensions Board.

A member of that Board.

A member of the staff of that Board.

The Social Fund

The Social Fund Commissioner.

A social fund officer.

A social fund inspector.

A member of any staff employed in connection with the Social Fund.

Former statutory bodies and officers

An officer or other member of the staff of—

(a)the former Supplementary Benefits Commission for Northern Ireland;

(b)the former National Assistance Board for Northern Ireland.

A benefit officer.

An insurance officer.

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