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The Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995


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Cancellation of maintenance assessments on review

8.—(1) In Article 20 of the Order of 1991 (reviews of decisions of child support officers), after paragraph (10) there shall be inserted—

(10A) If a child support officer conducting a review under this Article is satisfied that the maintenance assessment in question was not validly made he may cancel it with effect from the date on which it took effect.

(2) In paragraph 16 of Schedule 1 to the Order of 1991 (termination of maintenance assessments), after sub-paragraph (4) there shall be inserted—

(4A) A maintenance assessment may be cancelled by a child support officer if he is conducting a review under Article 18, 19, 20 or 21 and it appears to him—

(a)that the person with care with respect to whom the maintenance assessment in question was made has failed to provide him with sufficient information to enable him to complete the review; and

(b)where the maintenance assessment in question was made in response to an application under Article 9, that the person with care with respect to whom the assessment was made has ceased to fall within paragraph (1) of that Article.

(3) In sub-paragraph (7) of paragraph 16 of Schedule 1 to the Order of 1991, after “sub-paragraph” there shall be inserted “(4A),”.

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