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The Social Security(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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8.  In section 106 of that Act, for subsection (2) (regulations to make provision concerning appeals from determination of the Attendance Allowance Board on point of law, etc.) substitute the following subsections—

(2) An appeal lies to a Commissioner, with his leave or that of another Commissioner, against a determination by the Board of any question of law arising either—

(a)on a review under subsection (1) above; or

(b)in connection with a refusal by the Board to review a determination made by them under section 105(3) above or this section,

at the instance of the claimant in question or the Department.

(2A) Where the Commissioner holds that the Board’s determination was erroneous in point of law—

(a)he shall set it aside and refer the case to the Board; and

(b)unless the Commissioner otherwise directs, the Board shall not delegate the determination of that case to the medical practitioner, or any of the medical practitioners, who gave the erroneous decision.

(2B) The references to the Board in subsection (2) above, and the first such reference in subsection (2A) above, include a reference to a delegate appointed in pursuance of paragraph 5 of Schedule 11 to this Act.

(2C) Regulations may make provision as to the manner in which, and the time within which, appeals under subsection (2) above are to be brought and applications for leave to appeal under that subsection are to be made..

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