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Social Security and Housing Benefits Act 1982

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41Recovery of sums due to Secretary of State

(1)In section 8 of the Family Income Supplements Act 1970 (prevention of double payments and recovery of overpayments) the following subsections are inserted after subsection (4)—

(5)Any sum which is, by virtue of regulations under subsection (3) above or section 10(2)(ii) of this Act, recoverable by the Secretary of State in pursuance of a decision made by a supplement officer, the Appeal Tribunal or a Social Security Commissioner shall, if the person from whom that sum is recoverable resides in England and Wales and the county court so orders, be recoverable by execution issued from the county court or otherwise as if it were payable under an order of that court.

(6)Any such decision may, if the person from whom the sum in question is recoverable resides in Scotland, be enforced in like manner as an extract registered decree arbitral bearing a warrant for execution issued by the sheriff court of any sheriffdom in Scotland.

(2)In section 119 of the principal Act (effect of adjudication on payment and recovery) the following subsections are inserted after subsection (4)—

(5)Any sum which is, by virtue of this section or regulations under subsection (3) above, required to be repaid to the Secretary of State in pursuance of a decision made by an insurance officer, local tribunal or Commissioner shall, if the person required to repay that sum resides in England and Wales and the county court so orders, be recoverable by execution issued from the county court or otherwise as if it were payable under an order of that court.

(6)Any such decision may, if the person required to repay the sum in question resides in Scotland, be enforced in like manner as an extract registered decree arbitral bearing a warrant for execution issued by the sheriff court of any sheriffdom in Scotland..

(3)In section 20 of the Supplementary Benefits Act 1976 (recovery in cases of misrepresentation or non-disclosure) the following subsections are inserted after subsection (5)—

(6)Any sum which is, by virtue of this section or regulations under section 14(2)(dd) of this Act, recoverable by the Secretary of State in pursuance of a decision made by a benefit officer, the Appeal Tribunal or a Social Security Comissioner shall, if the person from whom that sum is recoverable resides in England and Wales and the county court so orders, be recoverable by execution issued from the county court or otherwise as if it were payable under an order of that court.

(7)Any such decision may, if the person from whom the sum in question is recoverable resides in Scotland, be enforced in like manner as an extract registered decree arbitral bearing a warrant for execution issued by the sheriff court of any sheriffdom in Scotland..

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