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The Social Security(Northern Ireland) Order 1989


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22.—(1) In section 3, in subsection (1) (which requires that, in assessing damages, half of certain benefits shall be brought into account against loss of profits or earnings)—

(a)after “contract),” insert “where this section applies”;

(b)for the words from “against any loss” to “from the injuries” substitute “against them”; and

(c)for the words from “therefrom” onwards substitute

from the injuries in respect of—

(a)any of the relevant benefits, within the meaning of Article 24 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1989; or

(b)any corresponding benefits payable in Great Britain,

for the five years beginning with the time when the cause of action accrued.

(2) After that subsection insert the following subsection—

(1A) This section applies in any case where the amount of the damages that would have been awarded apart from any reduction under subsection (1) above is less than the sum for the time being prescribed under paragraph 4(1) of Schedule 4 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (recoupment of benefit: exception for small payments)..

(3) Subsection (2) of that section (disregard of increase for constant attendance) shall cease to have effect.

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