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The Personal Social Services (Direct Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Persons from whom services may not be secured by means of a direct payment

3.  The following persons are prescribed for the purposes of Article 15A(2) of the Order

(a)the spouse of the payee;

(b)a person who lives with the payee as his spouse;

(c)a person living in the same household as the payee who is the payee's—

(i)parent or parent-in-law;

(ii)son or daughter;

(iii)son-in-law or daughter-in-law;

(iv)stepson or stepdaughter;

(v)brother or sister;

(vi)aunt or uncle; or


(d)the spouse of any person specified in sub-paragraph (c) who lives in the same household as the payee; and

(e)a person who lives with any person specified in sub-paragraph (c) as that person’s spouse.

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