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Social Security Administration Act 1992

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124Provisions relating to age, death and marriage

(1)Regulations made by the Registrar General under section 20 of the [1953 c. 37.] Registration Service Act 1953 or section 54 of the [1965 c. 49.] Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965 may provide for the furnishing by superintendent registrars and registrars, subject to the payment of such fee as may be prescribed by the regulations, of such information for the purposes—

(a)of the provisions of the Contributions and Benefits Act to which this section applies; and

(b)of the provisions of this Act so far as they have effect in relation to matters arising under those provisions,

including copies or extracts from the registers in their custody, as may be so prescribed.

(2)This section applies to the following provisions of the Contributions and Benefits Act—

(a)Parts I to VI except section 108;

(b)Part VII, so far as it relates to income support and family credit;

(c)Part VIII, so far as it relates to any social fund payment such as is mentioned in section 138(1)(a) or (2);

(d)Part IX;

(e)Part XI; and

(f)Part XII.

(3)Where the age, marriage or death of a person is required to be ascertained or proved for the purposes mentioned in subsection (1) above, any person—

(a)on presenting to the custodian of the register under the enactments relating to the registration of births, marriages and deaths in which particulars of the birth, marriage or death (as the case may be) of the first-mentioned person are entered, a duly completed requisition in writing in that behalf; and

(b)on payment of a fee of £1.50 in England and Wales and £4.00 in Scotland,

shall be entitled to obtain a copy, certified under the hand of the custodian, of the entry of those particulars.

(4)Requisitions for the purposes of subsection (3) above shall be in such form and contain such particulars as may from time to time be specified by the Registrar General, and suitable forms of requisition shall, on request, be supplied without charge by superintendent registrars and registrars.

(5)In this section—

(a)as it applies to England and Wales—

“Registrar General” means the Registrar General for England and Wales; and“superintendent registrar” and “registrar” mean a superintendent registrar or, as the case may be, registrar for the purposes of the enactments relating to the registration of births, deaths and marriages; and

(b)as it applies to Scotland—

“Registrar General” means the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Scotland;“registrar” means a district registrar, senior registrar or assistant registrar for the purposes of the enactments relating to the registration of births, deaths and marriages.

125Regulations as to notification of deaths

(1)Regulations may provide that it shall be the duty of any of the following persons—

(a)the Registrar General for England and Wales;

(b)the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Scotland;

(c)each registrar of births and deaths,

to furnish the Secretary of State, for the purpose of his functions under the Contributions and Benefits Act and this Act and the functions of the Northern Ireland Department under any Northern Ireland legislation corresponding to either of them, with the prescribed particulars of such deaths as may be prescribed.

(2)The regulations may make provision as to the manner in which and times at which the particulars are to be furnished.

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