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Social Security Administration (Fraud) Act 1997

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Supply and use of information

    1. 1.Information held by tax authorities

    2. 2.Other government information

    3. 3.Authorities administering housing benefit or council tax benefit

    4. 4.Unauthorised disclosure by officials

  3. Administration of housing benefit and council tax benefit

    1. 5.Overseeing of administration by Secretary of State

    2. 6.Role of Audit Commission

    3. 7.Role of Accounts Commission for Scotland

    4. 8.Directions by Secretary of State

    5. 9.Enforcement of directions

    6. 10.Adjustment of subsidy

  4. Investigations relating to housing benefit and council tax benefit

    1. 11.Information from landlords and agents

    2. 12.Inspectors appointed by authorities

  5. Offences, penalties and overpayments

    1. 13.Offence of dishonest representation for obtaining benefit

    2. 14.Extension of offence of false representation for obtaining benefit

    3. 15.Penalty as alternative to prosecution

    4. 16.Recovery of overpaid housing benefit

  6. Reviews and medical examinations

    1. 17.Reviews initiated by Secretary of State

    2. 18.Medical examinations of persons awarded certain benefits

  7. National insurance numbers

    1. 19.Requirement to state national insurance number

  8. Redirection of post

    1. 20.Return of social security post

    2. 21.Information about redirection of post

  9. Supplementary

    1. 22.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

    2. 23.Northern Ireland

    3. 24.Financial provision

    4. 25.Commencement

    5. 26.Short title

  10. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. The Local Government Finance Act 1982 (c. 32)

        1. 1.In paragraph 9(2) of Schedule 3 to the Local Government...

      2. The Social Security Administration Act 1992 (c. 5)

        1. 2.In section 54(2)(b) of the Social Security Administration Act 1992...

        2. 3.In section 75(1) of that Act (recovery of overpayments of...

        3. 4.(1) Section 112 of that Act (offence of making false...

        4. 5.In section 116 of that Act (legal proceedings), after subsection...

        5. 6.In section 123(2)(b) and (9)(d) of that Act (offence of...

        6. 7.(1) Section 140B of that Act (calculation of amount of...

        7. 8.In section 164 of that Act (destination of repayments etc.),...

        8. 9.After section 182B of that Act (inserted by section 21(1))...

        9. 10.In section 189(7) of that Act (power for orders and...

        10. 11.In section 190(1)(b) of that Act (regulations required to be...

        11. 12.(1) Section 191 of that Act (interpretation) is amended as...

      3. The Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992 (c. 8)

        1. 13.In section 166(2)(a) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland)...

        2. 14.(1) Section 167(1) of that Act (interpretation) is amended as...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Repeals

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