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The Social Security (Claims and Payments) Amendment Regulations 1988

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Amendment of regulation 35

7.  For regulation 35 there shall be substituted the following regulation—

Deductions from benefit and direct payment to third parties

35.(1) Deductions may be made from benefit and direct payments may be made to third parties on behalf of a beneficiary in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 9.

(2) Where a social fund payment for maternity or funeral expenses is made, wholly or in part, in respect of a debt which is, or will be, due to a third person, the instrument of payment may be, and in the case of funeral expenses shall be, made payable to that person and it may, in any case, be delivered or sent to that person as a direct payment..

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