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The Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995


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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. Departure directions, etc.

    1. 3.Departure from usual rules for determining maintenance assessments

  4. The child maintenance bonus

    1. 4.The child maintenance bonus

  5. Reviews of maintenance assessments etc.

    1. 5.Reviews: interim maintenance assessments

    2. 6.Reviews on change of circumstances

    3. 7.Continuation of reviews under Article 20 of the Order of 1991

    4. 8.Cancellation of maintenance assessments on review

    5. 9.Reviews at instigation of child support officers

  6. Appeals

    1. 10.Lapse of appeals to child support appeal tribunals

    2. 11.Determination of questions other than by Child Support Commissioners

  7. Miscellaneous

    1. 12.Deferral of right to apply for maintenance assessment

    2. 13.Non-referral of applications for maintenance assessments

    3. 14.Fees for scientific tests

    4. 15.Disputed parentage

    5. 16.Child support maintenance: arrears and overpayments

    6. 17.Compensation payments

    7. 18.Payment of benefit where maintenance payments collected by the Department

  8. Supplemental

    1. 19.Regulations and orders

    2. 20.Co-ordination with Great Britain

    3. 21.Minor and consequential amendments

  9. Signature


    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Departure Directions

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Departure Directions: The Cases and Controls

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Minor and Consequential Amendments

      1. Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991 (NI 23)

        1. 1.The Order of 1991 shall be amended as follows.

        2. 2.In Article 2(2) (interpretation)— (a) insert the following definitions in...

        3. 3.(1) In Article 16 (information required by the Department), after...

        4. 4.In Article 20 (review of decisions by child support officers),...

        5. 5.In Article 22 (appeals to child support appeal tribunals), after...

        6. 6.In Article 23 (1) (functions of child support appeal tribunals),...

        7. 7.(1) Article 25 (appeal to Child Support Commissioner) shall be...

        8. 8.In Article 30 (collection and enforcement of maintenance payments other...

        9. 9.In Article 38 (retention by Department of arrears recovered by...

        10. 10.In Article 43(5) (circumstances in which a child support officer...

        11. 11.In Article 44 (fees), in paragraph (1) after “takes” insert...

        12. 12.In Article 45 (conduct of proceedings), for “person authorised” substitute...

        13. 13.In Article 48(2) (statutory rules subject to confirmatory procedure)—

        14. 14.In paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 (constitution of child support...

        15. 15.In Schedule 4 (matters concerning Child Support Commissioners), after paragraph...

      2. Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8)

        1. 16.In section 149(5) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland)...

      3. Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 2)

        1. 17.In Schedule 9 to the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995...

  11. Explanatory Note

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