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National Insurance Act 1965

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64Certain questions to be determined by Minister

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, any question arising under this Act—

(a)whether the contribution conditions for any benefit are satisfied, or otherwise relating to a person's contributions or payments under section 58 of this Act in lieu of contributions;

(b)which of two or more persons satisfying the conditions for an increase of benefit, whether of the same or a different description, shall be entitled to the increase where by virtue of some provision of this Act not more than one of them is so entitled;

(c)as to the class of insured persons in which a person is to be included ;

(d)as to the person to be treated as maintaining a child, or as to the family in which a child is to be treated as included, in a case where by virtue of the Schedule to the Family Allowances Act that question falls to be decided by the Minister in his discretion,

shall be determined by the Minister; and a decision of the Minister on any question such as is mentioned in paragraph (d) of this subsection may be given so as to have effect with respect to a period before the date of the decision.

(2)Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply—

(a)to any question such as is mentioned in section 67(1)(b) of this Act;

(b)to any question to which section 74(1) of this Act applies.

(3)The Minister may, if he thinks fit, before determining any question such as is mentioned in subsection (1)(a) to (c) of this section, appoint a person to hold an inquiry into the question or any matters arising in connection therewith and to report to him thereon.

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