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The Social Security(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Recovery in consequence of an appeal

18.—(1) Where it appears, in consequence of an appeal under paragraph 17, that the aggregate amount of the relevant payment or payments actually made exceeds the amount that ought to have been paid, the Department shall pay the intended recipient an amount equal to that excess.

(2) Where it appears, in consequence of such an appeal, that the aggregate amount of the relevant payment or payments actually made is less than the amount that ought to have been paid, the intended recipient shall pay the Department an amount equal to the deficiency.

(3) Without prejudice to any other method of enforcement, an amount payable under sub-paragraph (2) may be recovered by deduction from any benefits which are prescribed benefits for the purposes of Article 54 of the 1986 Order (recovery of overpayments).

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