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The Social Security (1998 Order) (Commencement No. 6 and Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Amendment of the Child Support and Income Support (Amendment) Regulations

15.—(1) The Child Support and Income Support (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(1) shall be amended in accordance with paragraphs (2) to (4).

(2) In regulation 1(2) (interpretation) before the definition of “the Appeals Regulations” there shall be inserted the following definition—

the Order” means the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1991;.

(3) In regulation 12 (reviews consequent upon the amendments made by these regulations)—

(a)in paragraph (1) for the words from the beginning to “result of the review is—” there shall be substituted “Subject to paragraph (3), a decision with respect to a maintenance assessment in force on 13th April 1995 or 18th April 1995 shall not be superseded by a decision under Article 19 of the Order if the difference between the amount of child support maintenance currently in force and the amount that would be fixed if the fresh assessment were to be made as a result of a supersession is—”;

(b)in paragraph (3)—

(i)for “a review which is made” there shall be substituted “a decision under Article 19 of the Order which falls to be made”, and

(ii)for “notifies” there shall be substituted “notified”;

(c)paragraphs (4) and (5) shall be omitted; and

(d)in paragraph (6)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (a) for “a child support officer to consider the question of” there shall be substituted “the question to be considered”, and

(ii)for “upon a review under Article 21 of the Order” there shall be substituted “by virtue of a decision under Article 19 of the Order superseding an earlier decision”.

(4) In regulation 13 (transitional provisions)—

(a)in paragraph (3) for the words from “a child support officer” to the end there shall be substituted “a relevant person applies for a decision under Article 19 of the Order superseding an earlier decision on the ground that a qualifying transfer of property has been made or that he has travelling costs”; and

(b)in paragraph (4)—

(i)in sub-paragraph (a) for “a review of” there shall be substituted “a decision under Article 19 of the Order superseding a decision with respect to”; and

(ii)for sub-paragraph (b) there shall be substituted the following sub-paragraph—

(b)a decision under regulation 13 or 16 of the Arrears Regulations is made on an application made by a relevant person..

(1)

S.R. 1995 No. 162; relevant amending regulations are S.R. 1995 No. 475

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