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The Child Support (Transitional Provisions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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29.—(1) In this Part—

“calculation amount” means the amount of child support maintenance that would, but for the provisions of this Part, be payable under a maintenance calculation which is in force;

“excess” means the amount by which the calculation amount exceeds the old amount;

“maintenance calculation” has the meaning given in Article 2(2) of the Order the effective date of which is on or after the date prescribed for the purposes of Article 7(10)(a) of the Order(1);

“old amount” means, subject to paragraph (2), the aggregate weekly amount which was payable under the orders, agreements or arrangements mentioned in regulation 30;

“subsequent decision” means—

(a)

any decision under Article 18 or 19 of the Order to revise or supersede a maintenance calculation to which regulation 31(1) applies; or

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any such revision or supersession as decided on appeal,

whether as originally made or as revised under Article 18 of the Order or decided on appeal;

“transitional amount” means an amount determined in accordance with regulation 31; and

“transitional period” means a period beginning on the effective date of the maintenance calculation and ending 78 weeks after that date or, if earlier, on the date on which regulation 31(3) applies.

(2) In determining the old amount the Department shall disregard any payments in kind and any payments made to a third party on behalf of, or for the benefit of, the qualifying child or the person with care.

(1)

Paragraph (10) was inserted by Article 12(1) of the Child Support (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 and sub-paragraph (a) was amended by section 2(2) of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act (Northern Ireland 2000

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