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


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Cases in which this Order applies

3.—(1) This Order applies in cases where—

(a)a person makes a payment (whether on his own behalf or not) to or in respect of any other person in consequence of any accident, injury or disease suffered by the other, and

(b)any listed benefits have been, or are likely to be, paid to or for the other during the relevant period in respect of the accident, injury or disease.

(2) The reference in paragraph (1)(a) to a payment in consequence of any accident, injury or disease is to a payment made—

(a)by or on behalf of a person who is, or is alleged to be, liable to any extent in respect of the accident, injury or disease, or

(b)in pursuance of a compensation scheme for motor accidents,

but does not include a payment mentioned in Part I of Schedule 1.

(3) Paragraph (1)(a) applies to a payment made—

(a)voluntarily, or in pursuance of a court order or an agreement, or otherwise, and

(b)in the United Kingdom or elsewhere.

(4) In a case where this Order applies—

(a)the “injured person” is the person who suffered the accident, injury or, disease,

(b)the “compensation payment” is the payment within paragraph (1)(a), ad

(c“recoverable benefit” is any listed benefit which has been or is likely to be paid as mentioned in paragraph (1)(b).

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