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The Local Government (Discretionary Payments) Regulations 1996

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Payment of compensation

29.—(1) Compensation (other than lump sum compensation) which is payable to a person under this Part shall be payable at intervals equivalent to those at which his pension is payable under the LGPS Regulations (or would have been so payable but for a relevant disqualification and on the relevant assumptions or, as the case may be, the transfer of benefits to another pension scheme), or at such other intervals as may be agreed between him and the paying authority.

(2) Without prejudice to any statutory provision to the contrary, any compensation payable under this Part—

(a)shall be payable to or in trust for the person entitled to receive the compensation; and

(b)shall not be assignable or chargeable with his debts or other liabilities.

(3) Where any compensation under this Part is paid in error to any person (including an overpayment)—

(a)he shall as soon as practicable repay it to the paying authority; and

(b)the paying authority may recover it from him (including, but without prejudice to any other means of recovery, by deducting it from any compensation payable to or in respect of him under this Part).

(4) In this regulation “the paying authority” means the authority who, in accordance with regulation 31, pay the compensation.

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