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The Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

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PART IBENEFIT DECISIONS

Entitlement to benefit without a claim

1.  In such cases or circumstances as may be prescribed, a decision whether a person is entitled to a relevant benefit for which no claim is required.

2.  If so, a decision as to the amount to which he is entitled.

Payability of benefit

3.  A decision whether a relevant benefit (or a component of a relevant benefit) to which a person is entitled is not payable by reason of—

(a)any provision of the Contributions and Benefits Act by which the person is disqualified for receiving benefit;

(b)regulations made under section 72(8) of that Act (disability living allowance);

(c)regulations made under section 113(2) of that Act (suspension of payment); or

(d)Article 21 of the Jobseekers Order (jobseeker’s allowance).

Payments to third parties

4.  Except in such cases or circumstances as may be prescribed, a decisionwhether the whole or part of a benefit to which a person is entitled is, by virtue of regulations, to be paid to a person other than him.

Recovery of benefits

5.  Adecision whether payment is recoverable under section 69 or 69Aof the Administration Act.

6.  If so, a decision as to the amount of payment recoverable.

Industrial injuries benefit

7.  A decision whether an accident was an industrial accident for the purposes of industrial injuries benefit.

Jobseekers' agreements

8.  A decision in relation to a jobseeker’s agreement as proposed to be made under Article 11 of the Jobseekers Order, or as proposed to be varied under Article 12 of that Order.

Power to prescribe other decisions

9.  Such other decisions relating to a relevant benefit as may be prescribed.

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