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Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992

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135Awards by social fund officers

(1)The questions whether a payment such as is mentioned in section 134(1)(b) above is to be awarded and how much it is to be shall be determined by a social fund officer.

(2)A social fund officer may determine that an award shall be payable in specified instalments at specified times.

(3)A social fund officer may determine that an award is to be repayable.

(4)An award that is to be repayable shall be repayable upon such terms and conditions as before the award is paid the Department notifies to the person by or on behalf of whom the application for it was made.

(5)Payment of an award shall be made to the applicant unless the social fund officer determines otherwise.

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