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The Police (Compensation) Regulations 1974

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Procedure on making claims

32.—(1) Every claim for compensation under these Regulations and every request for a review of an award of long-term or retirement compensation shall be made in accordance with this Regulation.

(2) Every such claim or request shall be made to the compensating authority in writing and shall state whether any other claim for compensation has been made by the claimant under these Regulations.

(3) Resettlement compensation shall be claimed separately from any other form of compensation claimable under these Regulations.

(4) The compensating authority shall consider any such claim or request in accordance with the relevant provisions of these Regulations and shall notify the claimant in writing of their decision—

(a)in the case of a claim for resettlement compensation, not later than 1 month after the receipt of the claim,

(b)in the case of a claim for, or request for a review of an award of, compensation under Part IV or V of these Regulations, not later than 1 month after the receipt of the claim or request, and

(c)in any other case, as soon as possible after the decision;

but the decision of the compensating authority shall not be invalidated by reason of the fact that notice of the decision is given after the expiry of the period mentioned in this paragraph.

(5) Every notification of a decision by the compensating authority (whether granting or refusing compensation or reviewing an award, or otherwise affecting any compensation under these Regulations) shall contain a statement—

(a)giving reasons for the decision;

(b)showing how any compensation has been calculated and, in particular, if the amount is less than the maximum which could have been awarded under these Regulations, showing the factors taken into account in awarding that amount; and

(c)directing the attention of the claimant to his right under Regulation 39, if he is aggrieved by the decision, to institute proceedings before a tribunal and giving him the address to which any application instituting those proceedings should be sent.

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