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The Education (Student Loans) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Repayment by disabled borrowers

10.—(1) In the case of a borrower receiving any disability-related benefit at the beginning of or at any time during the period of repayment determined in accordance with regulation 8, the loans administrator may do all or any of the following, namely:

(a)allow the borrower to commence repayment of the loan, at such date later than that provided by regulation 8 as the loans administrator considers appropriate; or

(b)allow the borrower to defer making repayments of the loan until such later date; or

(c)allow the borrower to make repayments of the loan in such greater number of instalments of such lesser amounts than those provided by regulation 8 as the loans administrator considers appropriate,

but interest on the loan shall continue to accrue and to be added to the outstanding amount of the loan during any period in which repayments are not being made or during any extended period of repayment.

(2) The loans administrator may exercise any discretion conferred on it by paragraph (1) notwithstanding that the outstanding amount of the loan will not in consequence be fully repaid before the borrower’s liability in respect thereof is cancelled by virtue of paragraphs (1)(b) and (2) of regulation 12.

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