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Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997

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5 Information contained in certificates.E+W+S

(1)A certificate of recoverable benefits must specify, for each recoverable benefit—

(a)the amount which has been or is likely to have been paid on or before a specified date, and

(b)if the benefit is paid or likely to be paid after the specified date, the rate and period for which, and the intervals at which, it is or is likely to be so paid.

(2)In a case where the relevant period has ended before the day on which the Secretary of State receives the application for the certificate, the date specified in the certificate for the purposes of subsection (1) must be the day on which the relevant period ended.

(3)In any other case, the date specified for those purposes must not be earlier than the day on which the Secretary of State received the application.

(4)The Secretary of State may estimate, in such manner as he thinks fit, any of the amounts, rates or periods specified in the certificate.

(5)Where the Secretary of State issues a certificate of recoverable benefits, he must provide the information contained in the certificate to—

(a)the person who appears to him to be the injured person, or

(b)any person who he thinks will receive a compensation payment in respect of the injured person.

(6)A person to whom a certificate of recoverable benefits is issued or who is provided with information under subsection (5) is entitled to particulars of the manner in which any amount, rate or period specified in the certificate has been determined, if he applies to the Secretary of State for those particulars.

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