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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

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Overpayments out of the social fund

71.—(1) After section 69 of the Administration Act there shall be inserted the following section—

Overpayments out of the social fund.

69ZA.(1) Subject to subsection (2) below, section 69 above shall apply in relation to social fund payments to which this section applies as it applies in relation to payments made in respect of benefits to which that section applies.

(2) Section 69 above as it so applies shall have effect as if—

(a)in paragraph (a) of subsection (5) and subsection (5A), for the words “reversed or varied on an appeal or has been revised under Article 10 or superseded under Article 11” there were substituted the words “revised on a review under Article 38”;

(b)in paragraph (b) of subsection (5), for the words “on the appeal or under that Article” there were substituted the words “on the review”; and

(c)subsections (7) and (10A) were omitted.

(3) This section applies to social fund payments such as are mentioned in section 134(1)(b) of the Contributions and Benefits Act..

(2) This Article applies where such a determination as is mentioned in section 69(1) of the Administration Act is made in relation to a social fund payment—

(a)to which section 69ZA of that Act applies; and

(b)which is made on or after the day on which this Article comes into operation.

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