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The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Claims and Reconsiderations) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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3.—(1) A claim by a person who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma before the coming into operation of these Regulations must be made within 12 months from the date on which these Regulations come into operation.

(2) A claim by any other person with mesothelioma must be made within 12 months from the date on which that person was first diagnosed with mesothelioma.

(3) A claim by a dependant must be made within 12 months from the date of death of the person who, immediately before death, had mesothelioma.

(4) Subject to paragraph (5), where the Department considers there was good cause for the claim not being made within the 12 month time limit referred to in paragraphs (1) to (3), it may extend the time limit for such period as it considers appropriate in the circumstances.

(5) The Department shall not extend the time limit where the death or diagnosis occurred more than 12 months before the date on which these Regulations come into operation.

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