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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1990

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Adjudication

4.—(1) In section 100 of the principal Act (appeal to social security appeal tribunal) add at the end the following subsections—

(7) In any case where—

(a)an adjudication officer has decided any claim or question under Chapter IV or V of Part II of this Act, and

(b)the right to benefit under those Chapters of any person other than the claimant is or may be, under Schedule 9 to this Act, affected by that decision,

that other person shall have the like right of appeal to a social security appeal tribunal as the claimant.

(8) Subsection (2) above shall apply to a person with a right of appeal under subsection (6) or (7) above as it applies to a claimant..

(2) In section 101 of that Act, in subsection (2) (persons at whose instance an appeal lies from a social security appeal tribunal to a Commissioner on a point of law), after paragraph (b) insert the following paragraph—

(bb)in a case relating to industrial injuries benefit, a person whose right to benefit is or may be, under Schedule 9 to this Act, affected by the decision appealed against;.

(3) In subsection (3) of that section, in paragraph (c) (appeal at the instance of a trade union where the claimant was a member of the union), after “the claimant” insert “or, in relation to industrial death benefit, the deceased”.

(4) The amendments made by this paragraph shall be deemed to have come into operation on 11th April 1988 (the day on which paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1988(1) came into operation).

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