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Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Rules 1998

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11.—(1) Rule 23 shall be amended by substituting for paragraph (3) the following new paragraph—

(3) Where a designated person is proceeding with an entitlement appeal on behalf of an appellant who has died, the appeal shall be heard at the same time and by the same Tribunal as any appeal brought by the designated person in respect of the appellant’s death.

(2) Rule 25 shall be amended as follows—

(a)by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new paragraph—

(2A) Upon receipt by the Pensions Appeal Office of a written notification from the designated person or the Secretary of State, within 12 months after notice under paragraph (2) has been given, that the designated person wishes to proceed with the appeal, the case shall be restored to the list of cases for hearing.;

(b)in paragraph (3) by omitting the words “or, as the case may be, the designated person”; and

(c)in paragraph (5) by inserting after the word “Chairman” the words “or where no written notification has been received within the time prescribed in paragraph (2A),”.

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