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The Social Security (Adjudication) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

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Notification of decisions

18.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) and regulation 55 (notification of decisions in income support cases), the decision of an adjudication officer on any claim or question and the reasons for it shall be notified in writing to the claimant who shall at the same time be informed—

(a)in the case of a decision of an adjudication officer—

(i)under section 19 of the Administration Act relating to attendance allowance, disability living allowance or disability working allowance, or

(ii)on a review under section 28(2) or (4) or section 33 of that Act, of his right to a review under section 28(1) of that Act;

(b)in the case of a decision of an adjudication officer under section 28(1) of that Act, of his right of appeal—

(i)to a disability appeal tribunal where the appeal relates to the determination of a disability question, and

(ii)to an appeal tribunal in any other case; and

(c)in all other cases, of his right of appeal to an appeal tribunal under section 20 of that Act.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply in relation to a decision (other than a decision given on review) awarding benefit for a period which begins immediately after a period in respect of which the claimant had been awarded benefit of the same kind and at the same rate as that awarded by the first-mentioned decision.

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