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The Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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Payments by more than one person

21.—(1) Regulations may make provision (including provision modifying this Order) for any case in which two or more persons (“the compensators”) make compensation payments to or in respect of the same injured person in consequence of the same accident, injury or disease.

(2) In such a case, the sum of the liabilities of the compensators under Article 8 is not to exceed the total amount of the recoverable benefits, and the regulations may provide for determining the respective liabilities under that Article of each of the compensators.

(3) The regulations may (among other things) provide in the case of each compensator—

(a)for determining or re-determining the part of the recoverable benefits which may be taken into account in his case,

(b)for calculating or recalculating in accordance with Article 10 the amount of any compensation payment,

(c)for giving credit for amounts already paid, and

(d)for the payment by any person of any balance or the recovery from any person of any excess.

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