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The Social Security (Payments on Account of Benefit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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Payment on account of benefit where there is no award of benefit

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5.—(1) The Department may make a payment on account of benefit to A if—

(a)either paragraph (2) or (3) applies;

(b)it appears to the Department likely that the conditions of entitlement for benefit are satisfied (or will be satisfied during the period in respect of which the payment is to be made); and

(c)it is satisfied that A is in financial need.

(2) This paragraph applies where A has made a claim for benefit but the claim has not yet been determined.

(3) This paragraph applies where A is not required to make a claim for benefit by virtue of—

(a)regulation 3 of the Claims and Payments Regulations(1) (claims not required for entitlement to benefit in certain cases); or

(b)regulation 6 of the UC etc. Claims and Payments Regulations (claims not required for entitlement to employment and support allowance in certain cases),

as the case may be, but an award of benefit has not yet been made.

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Regulation 3 was amended by regulation 2 of S.R. 1989 No. 40, regulation 2(2) of S.R. 1994 No. 456, regulation 5 of S.R. 1999 No. 381, Article 9(4) of S.R. 1999 No. 472 (C. 36), regulation 11(2) of S.R. 2001 No. 78, regulation 10(3) of S.R. 2001 No. 108, regulation 4 of S.R. 2003 No. 367, regulation 2(3) of S.R. 2005 No. 299, regulation 2(2)(a) of S.R. 2007 No. 392, regulation 2 of S.R. 2008 No. 69, regulation 13(3) of S.R. 2008 No. 286, regulation 2(2) of S.R. 2008 No. 417, regulation 2(3) of S.R. 2009 No. 240, regulation 2(2) of S.R. 2010 No. 337 and regulation 4 of S.R. 2015 No. 185 and is modified by paragraph 5 of Schedule 2 to S.R. 2010 No. 312.

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