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Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008

Section 48: Determination of claims

408.Section 48 sets out how a claim for a lump sum payment is to be made.

409.Subsection (1) provides that a claim for a lump sum payment as made under section 46will be made in the manner and within the period prescribed by regulations.

410.Subsection (2) sets out that the lump sum payment can be set at different levels for different people based on different factors.

411.Subsection (4) provides that, if any questions concerning the claim arise before the claim is decided, then the Secretary of State may appoint someone to inquire into the issues or to request answers to those questions. The person appointed will then report their findings to the Secretary of State.

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