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The Industrial Injuries Benefit (Injuries arising before 5th July 1948) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Industrial Injuries Benefit (Injuries arising before 5th July 1948) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 and come into operation on 31st October 2016.

Payment of industrial injuries benefit where compensation or benefits were previously payable under Schedule 8 to the Contributions and Benefits Act

2.  Where, before the commencement of Article 70 of the Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 (injuries arising before 5th July 1948), compensation or benefits were payable to any person under a provision of Schedule 8 to the Contributions and Benefits Act(1) (industrial injuries and diseases (old cases)) mentioned in column (1) of the table in the Schedule to these Regulations, the rate of industrial injuries benefit payable to that person is the corresponding rate set out in column (2) of that table.

Claims made but not determined before 31st October 2016

3.  Any claim for compensation or benefits that was made in accordance with section 111 of, and Schedule 8 to, the Contributions and Benefits Act but which was not determined before the coming into operation of these Regulations is to be treated as a claim for industrial injuries benefit.

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Priti Patel

Minister of State,

Department for Work and Pensions

6th June 2016

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