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The Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance (Administration) Regulations 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 GENERAL

    1. 1.Citation, commencement and effect

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Use of electronic communications

    4. 4.Notification for purposes of sections 111A and 112 of the Administration Act and sections 105A and 106 of the Administration (NI) Act

  3. PART 2 CLAIMS AND AWARDS

    1. 5.Making a claim

    2. 6.Time within which claims to be made

    3. 7.Evidence and information

    4. 8.Amending claims

    5. 9.Withdrawing claims

    6. 10.Defective applications

    7. 11.Claims for child benefit treated as claims for guardian’s allowance and vice versa

    8. 12.Advance claims and awards

    9. 13.Date of entitlement under an award for the purposes of payability

    10. 14.Effective date of change of rate

    11. 15.Duration of claims and awards

  4. PART 3 PAYMENTS

    1. 16.Manner of payment

    2. 17.Direct credit transfers

    3. 18.Time of payment

    4. 19.Persons who may elect to have child benefit paid weekly

    5. 20.Elections for weekly payment by persons to whom child benefit was payable for a period beginning before and ending after 15th March 1982

    6. 21.Manner of making elections under regulations 19 and 20

    7. 22.Interim payments

    8. 23.Information to be given and changes to be notified

    9. 24.Fractional amounts of benefit or allowance

    10. 25.Payments to persons under the age of 18 years

    11. 26.Extinguishment of right to payment if payment is not obtained within the prescribed period

  5. PART 4 THIRD PARTIES

    1. 27.Persons who may act on behalf of those unable to act

    2. 28.Appointment of persons to act on behalf of those unable to act

    3. 29.Persons who may proceed with a claim made by a person who has died

    4. 30.Persons who may receive payments which a person who has died had not obtained

    5. 31.Person who may make a claim on behalf of a person who has died

    6. 32.Regulations 29, 30 and 31: supplementary

    7. 33.Payment to one person on behalf of another

    8. 34.Payment to partner as alternative payee

  6. PART 5 OVERPAYMENTS AND RECOVERY

    1. 35.Recovery of overpayments by direct credit transfer

    2. 36.Circumstances in which determination need not be reversed, varied, revised or superseded

    3. 37.Calculating recoverable amounts

    4. 38.Offsetting prior payments of child benefit and guardian’s allowance against arrears payable by virtue of a subsequent determination

    5. 39.Offsetting prior payments of income support or jobseeker’s allowance against arrears of child benefit or guardian’s allowance payable by virtue of a subsequent determination

    6. 40.Exception from offset of recoverable overpayment

    7. 41.Bringing interim payments into account

    8. 42.Recovery of overpaid interim payments

  7. PART 6 REVOCATIONS AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

    1. 43.Revocations

    2. 44.Transitional provisions

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      POWERS EXERCISED IN MAKING THESE REGULATIONS

      1. 1.The following provisions of the Administration Act—

      2. 2.The following provisions of the Administration (NI) Act—

      3. 3.Sections 9(1) and 84 of the Social Security Act 1998....

      4. 4.Articles 2(2) and 10(1) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland)...

      5. 5.Sections 132 and 133(1) and (2) of the Finance Act...

      6. 6.Sections 50(1) and (2)(b) and (d) and 54(2) of the...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

      1. PART 1 GENERAL

        1. 1.Introduction

        2. 2.Interpretation

        3. 3.Scope of this Schedule

      2. PART 2 GENERAL

        1. 4.Use of electronic communications by the Board

        2. 5.Restrictions on the use of electronic communications by persons other than the Board

        3. 6.Use of intermediaries

      3. PART 3 EVIDENTIAL PROVISIONS

        1. 7.Effect of delivering information by means of electronic communications

        2. 8.Proof of content

        3. 9.Proof of identity of sender or recipient

        4. 10.Information delivered electronically on another’s behalf

        5. 11.Proof of delivery of information

        6. 12.Use of unauthorised means of electronic communications

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Revocations

      1. PART 1 REVOCATIONS APPLICABLE TO GREAT BRITAIN

      2. PART 2 REVOCATIONS APPLICABLE TO NORTHERN IRELAND

  9. Explanatory Note

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