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The Social Security(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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16.  After Article 28 of the 1986 Order insert the following Article—

Personal representatives to give information about the estate of a deceased beneficiary

28A.(1) The personal representatives of a person who was in receipt of income support or supplementary benefit at any time before his death shall provide the Department with such information as it may require relating to the assets and liabilities of that person’s estate.

(2) If the personal representatives fail to supply any information within 28 days of being required to do so under paragraph (1), then—

(a)the county court may, on the application of the Department, make an order directing them to supply that information within such time as may be specified in the order; and

(b)any such order may provide that all costs of and incidental to the application shall be borne personally by any of the personal representatives..

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