The Social Security (Suspension of Payment of Benefits and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2012

Amendments to the Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 1999

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4.  (1)  The Social Security and Child Support (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 1999(1) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 3 (revision of decisions), after paragraph (7E)(2) insert—

(7EA) The Secretary of State may revise a decision made under regulation 18(1) that a person ceases to be entitled to a benefit specified in paragraph (7EB).

(7EB) Those benefits are—

(a)a Category A or Category B retirement pension;

(b)a shared additional pension;

(c)graduated retirement benefit..

(3) In regulation 17 (provision of information or evidence)(3)—

(a)for paragraph (2)(c) substitute—

(c)a person from whom the Secretary of State requires information or evidence under regulation 32(1) of the Claims and Payments Regulations;

(ca)a person from whom the Secretary of State requires documents, certificates or other evidence under regulation 24(5) or (5A) of the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations;;

(b)for paragraph (4)(a)(i) substitute—

(i)a period of 14 days beginning with the date on which the notification under paragraph (3) was sent to him or such longer period as the Secretary of State allows in that notification; or;

(c)in paragraph (4)(b) for “period of time specified in” substitute “period applicable under”;

(d)after paragraph (4) insert—

(4A) In relation to a person to whom paragraph (2)(ca) refers, paragraph (4)(a)(i) has effect as if for “14 days” there were substituted “7 days”..

(2)

Regulation 3(7E) is inserted by S.I. 2005/2677.

(3)

Regulation 17 is amended in a way which is not relevant to these Regulations. It is modified by S.I.1999/2570 but those modifications are not relevant to these Regulations.