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The Health and Personal Social Services (Superannuation) (Injury Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

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8.  After regulation 19A (Claims for benefits), insert—

19B    Claims: Additional matters

(1) Other than a claim in respect of a benefit referred to in regulation 4(5), a claim for benefit under Part II or Part III of these Regulations is to be made to the Department in such form as the Department is willing to accept.

(2) A claim in respect of a benefit referred to in regulation 4(5) is to be made to the person’s employing authority in such form and in such a manner as that authority may accept.

(3) A claim must be accompanied by all the medical evidence necessary to determine whether conditions of entitlement for the benefit are satisfied.

(4) In the case of a claim for a benefit which is to be made to the Department, if the Department notifies that person in writing that the Department so requires, that person is to provide any specified relevant information including medical evidence that is in that person’s possession or which that person can reasonably be expected to obtain.

(5) In the case of a claim for a benefit which is to be made to a person’s employing authority, if that authority notifies that person in writing that it so requires, that person is to provide any specified relevant information including medical evidence that is in that person’s possession or which that person can reasonably be expected to obtain.

(6) In the case of a claim which is to be made to the Department, the date of the claim is to be the date on which the form the Department is willing to accept is received by the Department.

(7) In the case of a claim which is to be made to the person’s employing authority, the date of the claim is to be the date on which that authority receives that claim in the form and manner it accepts..

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