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The Social Security(Northern Ireland) Order 1989


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Protection of legal aid charges

9.—(1) In any case where—

(a)the compensation payment is subject to any charge under the Legal Aid, Advice and Assistance (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1); and

(b)after the making of the relevant deduction, the balance of the compensation payment is insufficient to satisfy that charge,

the Department shall make such a payment as will secure that the deficiency is made good to the extent of the relevant payment.

(2) Where the Department makes a payment under this paragraph, then, for the purposes of paragraph 3, the amount of the payment shall be treated as increasing the total benefit.

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