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The National Health Service (Compensation for Premature Retirement) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

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Miscellaneous provisions relating to payment of compensation

14.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), where, on the death of a person to whom compensation is payable under these Regulations, any sum is due to or in respect of that person, the Scottish Ministers may pay it to any person claiming to be the personal representative of that person or to be entitled to a share of it, and may do so without requiring proof of the title of the person concerned.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply if the total of the sum referred to in that paragraph when added to any sum payable under the Superannuation Scheme Regulations exceeds the specified amount.

(3) In paragraph (2), the “specified amount” means £5,000 or any higher amount which is for the time being specified in an order made under section 6(1) of the Administration of Estates (Small Payments) Act 1965(1) as the amount to be treated as substituted for references to £500 in section 1 of that Act.

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1965 c. 32. £5,000 is the amount specified in S.I. 1984/539.

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