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4.—(1) Section 8 of the Act (time limit for appeals)(1) shall be amended as follows.
(2) In subsection (1) for “six” substitute “twelve”.
(3) In subsection (3) for “three” substitute “twelve”.
Section 8 was amended by the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (c. 19). The amendments introduced a 6 month time limit for the bringing of appeals under section 8(1) in relation to decisions and assessments made on or after 9th April 2001. The amendments also provided that the time limits in section 8 could be amended by statutory instrument. Section 8 was also amended by S.I. 2008/2833 as a result of the establishment of the First-tier Tribunal which took over the function of hearing appeals relating to war pensions and Armed Forces compensation in England and Wales.
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