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The Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses (General) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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Provision against double payment

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), no Sure Start Maternity Grant shall be made under these Regulations if such a payment has already been made in respect of the child in question.

(2) Notwithstanding that a Sure Start Maternity Grant has been made to the natural mother of a child, or to one of her family, a second such payment may, subject to the following provisions of these Regulations, be made to the adoptive parents of the child in question or to persons who have been granted an order in respect of the child in question pursuant to section 30 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990(1) (parental orders in favour of gamete donors).

(3) Subject to paragraph (4), no funeral payment shall be made under these Regulations if such a payment has already been made in respect of the funeral expenses in question or in respect of any further funeral expenses arising from the death of the same person.

(4) A further funeral payment may be made in respect of any funeral expenses arising from the death of a person in respect of which such a payment has already been made where—

(a)the decision pursuant to which the funeral payment was awarded has been revised; and

(b)the further amount of the award as revised, together with the amount of the funeral payment already paid in respect of the death of that person, does not exceed the amount of any funeral payment which may be awarded pursuant to regulation 9.

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