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Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992

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This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Claims for and Payments and General Administration of Benefit

    1. Necessity of claim

      1. 1.Entitlement to benefit dependent on claim

      2. 2.Retrospective effect of provisions making entitlement to benefit dependent on claim

    2. Widowhood benefit

      1. 3.Late claims for widowhood benefit where death is difficult to establish

      2. 4.Treatment of payments of benefit to certain widows

    3. Claims and payments regulations

      1. 5.Regulations about claims for and payments of benefit

    4. Industrial injuries benefit

      1. 6.Notification of accidents, etc

      2. 7.Medical examination and treatment of claimants

      3. 8.Obligations of claimants

    5. Disability working allowance

      1. 9.Initial claims and repeat claims

    6. The social fund

      1. 10.Necessity of application for certain payments

    7. Child benefit

      1. 11.Necessity of application for child benefit

    8. Statutory sick pay

      1. 12.Duties of employees etc. in relation to statutory sick pay

    9. Statutory maternity pay

      1. 13.Duties of women etc. in relation to statutory maternity pay

    10. Emergency payments

      1. 14.Emergency payments by Health and Social Services Boards and other bodies

  3. Part II Adjudication

    1. Adjudication by the Department

      1. 15.Questions for the Department

      2. 16.Appeal on question of law

      3. 17.Review of decisions

    2. Adjudication by adjudication officers

      1. 18.Claims and questions to be submitted to adjudication officer

      2. 19.Decision of adjudication officer

    3. Appeals from adjudication officers - general

      1. 20.Appeal to social security appeal tribunal

      2. 21.Appeal from social security appeal tribunal to Commissioner

      3. 22.Appeal from Commissioners on point of law

    4. Reviews - general

      1. 23.Review of decisions

      2. 24.Procedure for reviews

      3. 25.Reviews under s. 23 - supplementary

      4. 26.Appeals following reviews or refusals to review

      5. 27.Review after claimant appeals

    5. Attendance allowance, disability living allowance and disability working allowance

      1. 28.Reviews of decisions of adjudication officers

      2. 29.Further reviews

      3. 30.Reviews of decisions as to attendance allowance, disability living allowance or disability working allowance - supplementary

      4. 31.Appeals following reviews

      5. 32.Appeal from social security appeal tribunals or disability appeal tribunals to Commissioners and appeals from Commissioners

      6. 33.Reviews of decisions on appeal

    6. Questions first arising on appeal

      1. 34.Questions first arising on appeal

    7. Reference of special questions

      1. 35.Reference of special questions

    8. Adjudication officers and the Chief Adjudication Officer

      1. 36.Adjudication officers

      2. 37.The Chief Adjudication Officer

    9. Social security appeal tribunals

      1. 38.Panels for appointment to social security appeal tribunals

      2. 39.Constitution of social security appeal tribunals

    10. Disability appeal tribunals

      1. 40.Panels for appointment to disability appeal tribunals

      2. 41.Constitution of disability appeal tribunals

    11. Adjudication in relation to industrial injuries and disablement benefit

      1. 42.Declaration that accident is an industrial accident

      2. 43.Disablement questions

      3. 44.Medical appeals and references

      4. 45.Review of medical decisions

      5. 46.Appeal etc. on question of law to Commissioner

    12. Adjudicating medical practitioners and medical appeal tribunals

      1. 47.Adjudicating medical practitioners

      2. 48.Constitution of medical appeal tribunals

    13. The President and chairmen of tribunals

      1. 49.The President of social security appeal tribunals, medical appeal tribunals and disability appeal tribunals and chairmen

    14. Social Security Commissioners

      1. 50.Appointment of Commissioners

    15. References to medical practitioners, the Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board etc.

      1. 51.Power of adjudicating authorities to refer matters to experts

      2. 52.Claims relating to attendance allowance, disability living allowance and disability working allowance

      3. 53.Medical examination etc. in relation to appeals to disability appeal tribunals

    16. Determination of questions of special difficulty

      1. 54.Assessors

      2. 55.Tribunal of 2 or 3 Commissioners

    17. Regulations

      1. 56.Regulations as to determination of questions and matters arising out of, or pending, reviews and appeals

      2. 57.Procedure

      3. 58.Finality of decisions

      4. 59.Regulations about supplementary matters relating to determinations

    18. Industrial diseases

      1. 60.Adjudication as to industrial diseases

    19. Housing benefit

      1. 61.Adjudication

    20. Social fund officers and inspectors and the social fund Commissioner

      1. 62.Social fund officers

      2. 63.The social fund Commissioner and inspectors

      3. 64.Reviews

    21. Christmas bonus

      1. 65.Determination of questions

    22. Restrictions on entitlement to benefit following erroneous decision

      1. 66.Restrictions on entitlement to benefit in certain cases of error

      2. 67.Determination of questions on review following erroneous decisions

    23. Correction of errors

      1. 68.Regulations as to correction of errors

  4. Part III Overpayments and Adjustments of Benefit

    1. Misrepresentation etc.

      1. 69.Overpayments - general

      2. 70.Special provision as to recovery of income support

    2. Adjustments of benefits

      1. 71.Overlapping benefits - general

      2. 72.Income support and other payments

    3. Housing benefit

      1. 73.Overpayments of housing benefit

    4. Social fund awards

      1. 74.Recovery of social fund awards

    5. Great Britain payments

      1. 75.Recovery of Great Britain payments

    6. Adjustment of child benefit

      1. 76.Child benefit - overlap with benefits under legislation of other member States

  5. Part IV Recovery from Compensation Payments

    1. 77.Interpretation of Part IV

    2. Recovery from damages, etc. of sums equivalent to benefit

      1. 78.Recovery of sums equivalent to benefit from compensation payments in respect of accidents, injuries and diseases

    3. Payments, deductions and certificates

      1. 79.Time for making payment to Department

      2. 80.The certificate of total benefit

      3. 81.Exemption from deduction in cases involving small payments

      4. 82.Multiple compensation payments

      5. 83.Collaboration between compensators

      6. 84.Structured settlements

      7. 85.Insolvency

      8. 86.Protection of legal aid charges

      9. 87.Overpaid benefits

      10. 88.Death

      11. 89.Payments into court

    4. Administration and adjudication

      1. 90.Provision of information

      2. 91.Applications for certificates of total benefit

      3. 92.Liability of compensator unenforceable if certificate not issued within time limit

      4. 93.Review of certificates of total benefit

      5. 94.Appeals

      6. 95.Recovery in consequence of an appeal

      7. 96.Recovery of relevant payment in cases of default

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 97.Foreign compensators: duties of intended recipient

      2. 98.Interest on damages: reductions in respect of relevant payments

      3. 99.The Crown

  6. Part V Income Support And The Duty To Maintain

    1. 100.Failure to maintain - general

    2. 101.Recovery of expenditure on benefit from person liable for maintenance

    3. 102.Recovery of expenditure on income support: additional amounts and transfer of orders

    4. 103.Reduction of expenditure on income support: certain maintenance orders to be enforceable by the Department

  7. Part VI Enforcement

    1. Inspection

      1. 104.Appointment and powers of inspectors

      2. 105.Delay, obstruction etc. of inspector

      3. 106.False representations for obtaining benefit etc

      4. 107.Breach of regulations

      5. 108.Offences relating to contributions

      6. 109.Offences by bodies corporate

    2. Legal proceedings

      1. 110.Legal proceedings

      2. 111.Questions arising in proceedings

    3. Unpaid contributions etc.

      1. 112.Evidence of non-payment

      2. 113.Recovery of unpaid contributions on prosecution

      3. 114.Proof of previous offences

      4. 115.Unpaid contributions - supplementary

  8. Part VII Provision of Information

    1. Inland Revenue

      1. 116.Disclosure of information by Inland Revenue

    2. Persons employed or formerly employed in social security administration or adjudication

      1. 117.Unauthorised disclosure of information relating to particular persons

    3. Notification of deaths

      1. 118.Regulations as to notification of deaths

    4. Personal representatives - income support and supplementary benefit

      1. 119.Personal representatives to give information about the estate of a deceased person who was in receipt of income support or supplementary benefit

    5. Housing benefit

      1. 120.Information for purposes of housing benefit

    6. Statutory sick pay and other benefits

      1. 121.Disclosure by the Department for purpose of determination of period of entitlement to statutory sick pay

      2. 122.Duties of employers - statutory sick pay and claims for other benefits

    7. Statutory maternity pay and other benefits

      1. 123.Disclosure by the Department for purpose of determination of period of entitlement to statutory maternity pay

      2. 124.Duties of employers - statutory maternity pay and claims for other benefits

    8. Maintenance proceedings

      1. 125.Furnishing of addresses for maintenance proceedings, etc

  9. Part VIII Arrangements for Housing Benefit

    1. Housing benefit

      1. 126.Arrangements for housing benefit

      2. 127.Housing benefit finance

      3. 128.Claims etc

  10. Part IX Alteration of Contributions and Benefits

    1. Alteration of contributions, etc.

      1. 129.Amendments following alterations in Great Britain

      2. 130.Revaluation of earnings factors

      3. 131.Statutory sick pay - power to alter limit for small employers' relief

    2. Review and alteration of benefits

      1. 132.Annual up-rating of benefits

      2. 133.Rectification of mistakes in up-rating orders

      3. 134.Social security benefits in respect of children

  11. Part X Computation of Benefits

    1. 135.Effect of alteration of rates of benefit under Parts II to V of Contributions and Benefits Act

    2. 136.Computation of Category A retirement pension with increase under s.52(3) of Contributions and Benefits Act

    3. 137.Effect of alteration of rates of child benefit

    4. 138.Treatment of excess benefit as paid on account of child benefit

    5. 139.Effect of alteration in the component rates of income support

    6. 140.Implementation of increases in income support due to attainment of particular ages

  12. Part XI Finance

    1. 141.National Insurance Fund

    2. 142.Destination of contributions

    3. 143.General financial arrangements

    4. 144.Destination of repayments, etc

    5. 145.Adjustments between National Insurance Fund and Consolidated Fund

    6. 146.The social fund

    7. 147.Allocations from social fund

    8. 148.Adjustments between social fund and other sources of finance

  13. Part XII Advisory Bodies and the Duty to Consult

    1. Consultation with the Social Security Advisory Committee

      1. 149.Functions of Social Security Advisory Committee in relation to legislation and regulations

      2. 150.Cases in which consultation with Committee is not required

      3. 151.Committee’s report on regulations and Department’s duties

    2. The Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board

      1. 152.The Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board

  14. Part XIII Social Security Systems Outside Northern Ireland

    1. Co-ordination

      1. 153.Co-ordination with Great Britain

    2. Reciprocity

      1. 154.Reciprocal arrangements with Great Britain - income-related benefits and child benefit

      2. 155.Reciprocal agreements with countries outside the United Kingdom

  15. Part XIV Miscellaneous

    1. Travelling expenses

      1. 156.Payment of travelling expenses by Department

    2. Offences

      1. 157.Impersonation of officers

      2. 158.Illegal possession of documents

    3. Industrial injuries and diseases

      1. 159.Research on industrial injuries, etc

      2. 160.Control of pneumoconiosis

    4. Workmen’s compensation, etc.

      1. 161.Administration of workmen’s compensation etc

    5. Supplementary benefit etc.

      1. 162.Application of provisions of Act to supplementary benefit, etc

    6. Miscellaneous

      1. 163.Certain benefit to be inalienable

      2. 164.Exemption from stamp duty

  16. Part XV General

    1. Subordinate legislation

      1. 165.Regulations and orders - general

      2. 166.Assembly, etc. control of orders and regulations

    2. Supplementary

      1. 167.Interpretation

      2. 168.Short title, commencement and extent

  17. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Claims for Benefit Made or Treated as Made Before 1st October 1990

      1. Claims made or treated as made on or after 2nd September 1985 and before 19th November 1986

        1. 1.Section 1 above shall have effect in relation to a...

      2. Claims made or treated as made on or after 19th November 1986 and before 6th April 1987

        1. 2.Section 1 above shall have effect in relation to a...

      3. Claims made or treated as made on or after 6th April 1987 and before 23rd August 1989

        1. 3.Section 1 above shall have effect in relation to a...

      4. Claims made or treated as made on or after 23rd August 1989 and before 14th August 1990

        1. 4.Section 1 above shall have effect in relation to a...

      5. Claims made or treated as made on or after 14th August 1990 and before 1st October 1990

        1. 5.Section 1 above shall have effect in relation to a...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Commissioners, Tribunals, Etc.—Supplementary Provisions

      1. Tenure of offices

        1. 1.(1) Subject to the following provisions of this paragraph, the...

        2. 2.Part-time chairmen of such tribunals shall hold and vacate office...

      2. Remuneration etc. for President and chairmen

        1. 3.The Department may pay, or make such payments towards the...

      3. Officers and staff

        1. 4.The President may appoint such officers and staff as he...

      4. Clerks to social security appeal tribunals and disability appeal tribunals

        1. 5.(1) The President shall assign a clerk to service the...

      5. Miscellaneous administrative duties of President

        1. 6.It shall be the duty of the President—

      6. Remuneration etc.

        1. 7.The Lord Chancellor shall pay to a Commissioner such salary...

        2. 8.(1) The Department may pay— (a) to any person specified...

      7. Certificates of decisions

        1. 9.A document bearing a certificate which— (a) is signed by...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Regulations as to Procedure

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule “competent tribunal” means— (a) a Commissioner;

      2. Provision which may be made

        1. 2.Provision prescribing the procedure to be followed in connection with...

        2. 3.Provision as to the striking out of proceedings for want...

        3. 4.Provision as to the form which is to be used...

        4. 5.Provision as to the time to be allowed—

        5. 6.Provision as to the manner in which, and the time...

        6. 7.Provision for summoning persons to attend and give evidence or...

        7. 8.Provision for authorising a competent tribunal consisting of two or...

        8. 9.Provision for giving the chairman of a competent tribunal consisting...

        9. 10.Provision empowering the chairman of a social security appeal tribunal,...

        10. 11.Provision for the non-disclosure to a person of the particulars...

        11. 12.Provision for requiring or authorising the Department to hold, or...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Persons Employed in Social Security Administration or Adjudication

      1. Part I The Specified Persons

        1. Government departments

        2. Other public departments and offices

        3. Adjudication officers

        4. Adjudicating bodies

        5. The Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board for Northern Ireland

        6. The Occupational Pensions Board

        7. The social fund

        8. Former statutory bodies

      2. Part II Construction of References to Government Departments Etc.

        1. 1.(1) The reference in Part I of this Schedule to...

        2. 2.The reference in Part I of this Schedule to the...

        3. 3.The reference in Part I of this Schedule to the...

        4. 4.The reference in Part I of this Schedule to the...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Regulations not Requiring Prior Submission to Social Security Advisory Committee

      1. Disability living allowance

        1. 1.Regulations under section 72(3) or 73(10) of the Contributions and...

      2. Industrial injuries

        1. 2.Regulations relating only to industrial injuries benefit.

      3. Up-rating, etc.

        1. 3.Regulations which state that they contain only provisions in consequence...

      4. Earnings limits

        1. 4.Regulations under section 5 of the Contributions and Benefits Act...

      5. Married women and widows—reduced rate contributions

        1. 5.Regulations under section 19(4)(a) of the Contributions and Benefits Act....

      6. Child benefit

        1. 6.Regulations prescribing the rate or any of the rates of...

        2. 7.Regulations varying social security benefits following an increase of the...

      7. Statutory maternity pay and statutory sick pay

        1. 8.Regulations under section 154 or 163 of the Contributions and...

      8. Consolidation, etc.

        1. 9.Regulations made for the purpose only of consolidating other regulations...

        2. 10.Regulations making only provision corresponding to provision contained in regulations...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Old Cases Payments Administration

      1. Provisions ancillary to paragraph 2 of Schedule 8 to Contributions and Benefits Act

        1. 1.(1) The provisions of this paragraph shall have effect with...

      2. Adjustment of benefit in certain cases

        1. 2.(1) Regulations under paragraph 2 of Schedule 8 to the...

      3. Overpayments

        1. 3.Regulations under paragraph 2 of Schedule 8 to the Contributions...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Supplementary Benefits, Etc.

      1. Claims and payments

        1. 1.(1) Section 5 above shall have effect in relation to...

      2. Adjudication

        1. 2.(1) Sections 18 to 27, 34 to 41 and 49...

      3. Overpayments etc.

        1. 3.(1) Section 69 above shall have effect in relation to...

      4. Inspection

        1. 4.Section 104 above shall have effect as if it also...

      5. Legal proceedings

        1. 5.Section 110 above shall have effect as if any reference...

      6. TABLE OF DERIVATIONS

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