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The Social Security (Introduction of Disability Living Allowance) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1992

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27.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (4), a person who, before regulation 3(3) came into operation, was entitled to attendance allowance in respect of a child shall, after 5th April 1992 be regarded for the purposes of regulation 42 of the Claims and Payments Regulations (persons able to act on behalf of children) as the person appointed on behalf of that child.

(2) An appointment having effect in accordance with paragraph (1) may be terminated—

(a)when the child attains the age of 16 years;

(b)when the child ceases to be entitled to disability living allowance; or

(c)in accordance with regulation 42 of the Claims and Payments Regulations.

(3) Where on 5th April 1992 a person holds an appointment in respect of a child in accordance with regulation 42 of the Claims and Payments Regulations and that person is different from the person mentioned in paragraph (1) as being entitled to an attendance allowance in respect of that same child, then that appointment shall terminate on 6th April 1992 and the Department shall make a new appointment in accordance with regulation 42 of the Claims and Payments Regulations, to take effect on that day.

(4) The day specified in this regulation is the day on which the Department, in accordance with regulation 26, directs that both payments of disability living allowance be combined into a single payment.

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