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The Social Security Commissioners (Procedure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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3.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), these Regulations shall apply to all proceedings before the Commissioners on or after 7th June 1999.

(2) In relation to any appeal or application for leave to appeal from any social security, disability or medical appeal tribunal constituted under Part II of the Administration Act(1) these Regulations shall have effect with the modifications that—

(a)“appeal tribunal” includes a reference to any such tribunal;

(b)“chairman” includes a reference to a person authorised to deal with applications for leave to appeal under the Social Security (Adjudication) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(2);

(c)“Department” includes a reference to an adjudication officer;

(d)“Article 15(7) of the Order” includes a reference to sections 21(6A) and 46(4A) of the Administration Act(1) as modified by paragraph 4 of Schedule 5 to the Order;

(e)“42 days” shall be substituted for “one month” in regulations 9(2) and 13(1); and

(f)under regulation 9 a Commissioner may for special reasons accept an application for leave to appeal even though the applicant has not sought to obtain leave to appeal from the Chairman.

(3) Any transitional question arising under any application, appeal or reference in consequence of the coming into operation of these Regulations shall be determined by a Commissioner who may for this purpose give such directions as he may think just, including modifying the normal requirements of these Regulations in relation to the application, appeal or reference.

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