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The Social Security (Child Maintenance Bonus) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), these Regulations apply only in a case where on or after 7th April 1997 an absent parent has paid child maintenance in respect of a qualifying child and that maintenance has been—

(a)taken into account in determining the amount of a qualifying benefit payable to the person with care or the partner of that person; or

(b)retained by the Department in accordance with section 72A(3) of the Administration Act(1) (payment of benefit where maintenance payments are collected by the Department).

(2) Regulation 6 (Department to issue estimates) applies also where a child maintenance assessment has been made but no maintenance has been paid.

(3) No day falling before 7th April 1997 shall be taken into account in determining whether any condition specified in these Regulations is satisfied or whether any period specified in these Regulations commenced.


Section 72A was inserted by Article 18 of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (S.I. 1995/2702 (N.I. 13))

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