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The National Health Service (Scotland) (Injury Benefits) Amendment Regulations 2013

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New regulation 21A

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8.  After paragraph 21 (payment to personal representatives) insert—

Notification requirements

21A.(1) A person who is in receipt of a benefit under Part II (injury benefits) shall—

(a)notify the Scottish Ministers within 14 days, and in writing, of any change in the person’s earnings or employment which affects that person’s entitlement to, or the amount of, that benefit;

(b)within 14 days of a request by the Scottish Ministers, provide the Scottish Ministers with information relating to any change relating to the commencement, cessation or reduction in the amount of a benefit referred to in regulation 4(6)(b); and

(c)where he recovers any damages or compensation mentioned in regulation 17, provide, within 14 days of a right to and the amount of such damages or compensation finally being determined, written notice to the Scottish Ministers containing—

(i)the person’s full name;

(ii)the person’s national insurance number; and

(iii)the total amount of damages or compensation recovered.

(2) Where a person fails to comply with sub-paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of paragraph (1), no benefits shall be payable under these Regulations in respect of the period from the expiry of the 14th day referred to in that sub-paragraph until the date on which the Scottish Ministers receive the information required under that sub-paragraph, and where benefits have been paid to the person by the Scottish Ministers in respect of that period, the Scottish Ministers may withhold all or part of any further benefits payable to the person under these Regulations until an amount equal to the amount of the benefits paid in respect of that period has been recovered..

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