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The Social Security (Claims and Payments) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Security (Claims and Payments) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 3rd August 1998.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(1) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Assembly.

Amendment of the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations

2.  For regulation 36A of the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1987(2) (suspension in identical cases) there shall be substituted the following regulation—

36A.  Where—

(a)an appeal is pending against the decision given in a case (“the primary case”) by a Commissioner or a court; and

(b)it appears to the Department that if the appeal were to be determined in a particular way an issue would arise whether the award in another case (“the secondary case”) ought to be revised,

the Department may direct that payment of benefit under the award in the secondary case be suspended, in whole or in part, for as long as the appeal against the decision given in the primary case is pending..

Revocation

3.  Regulation 3(9) of the Social Security (Claims and Payments) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1993(3) is hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland on

L.S.

John O'Neill

Assistant Secretary

2nd July 1998.

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