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The Victims’ Payments Regulations 2020

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Preliminary

    1. 1.Citation and commencement and extent

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2 The Board

    1. 3.The Board

    2. 4.Principles

  4. PART 3 Entitlement to victims’ payments

    1. 5.Entitlement to victims’ payments

    2. 6.Convictions

    3. 7.Causation of injury

    4. 8.Making of applications

    5. 9.Transfer of entitlement on death

    6. 10.Posthumous applications

  5. PART 4 Determination of entitlement

    1. 11.Priority of applications

    2. 12.Determination by the Board

    3. 13.Assessment of degree of relevant disablement

    4. 14.Interim assessments

    5. 15.Assessment by a health care professional

    6. 16.Assessment of degree of disablement: posthumous applications

    7. 17.Notification to the applicant

  6. PART 5 Payments

    1. 18.Determination of amount of victims’ payments

    2. 19.Adjustment in respect of other payments

    3. 20.Adjustment in respect of past compensation

    4. 21.Backdating

    5. 22.Notification to the applicant

    6. 23.Making of payments

    7. 24.Lump sums

    8. 25.Overpayments

    9. 26.Disregard of payments and lump sums for certain purposes

    10. 27.Exclusion of payments from benefit recovery schemes

    11. 28.Invalidity of assignment and bankruptcy

  7. PART 6 Information and disclosure

    1. 29.Power to require information by notice

    2. 30.Use of personal data by the Board

    3. 31.Confidentiality of personal data

  8. PART 7 Appeal, further assessment and review

    1. 32.Finality of decisions

    2. 33.Further assessment where disablement worsens

    3. 34.Appeals

    4. 35.Appeal Panels

    5. 36.Determination of appeals

    6. 37.Medical assessment on appeal

    7. 38.Remedies

    8. 39.Hearings

    9. 40.Representation

    10. 41.Case management

    11. 42.Exercise of functions by the chair

    12. 43.Review

  9. PART 8 Miscellaneous provisions

    1. 44.Burden of proof

    2. 45.Standard of proof

    3. 46.Time of applications and appeals

    4. 47.Withdrawal of applications and appeals

    5. 48.Applicants under 18

    6. 49.Duty to notify the Public Guardian

    7. 50.Provision of advice

    8. 51.Expenses

    9. 52.Review of the Scheme

    10. 53.Consequential amendments

  10. Signature

  11. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Board

      1. 1.Status of the Board

      2. 2.Administrative functions exercisable by the Department

      3. 3.Members

      4. 4.The President of the Board

      5. 5.Terms of appointment

      6. 6.Remuneration and expenses

      7. 7.Staff and accommodation

      8. 8.Expenses

      9. 9.Funding

      10. 10.Seal

      11. 11.Evidence

      12. 12.Panels

      13. 13.Advisors

      14. 14.Annual report

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Assessment of disablement

      1. 1.Assessment of degree of disablement

      2. 2.Disablement with other causes

      3. 3.Expression of degree of disablement

      4. 4.Guidance

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Consequential amendments

      1. 1.Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975

      2. 2.The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975

      3. 3.The Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order (Northern Ireland) 1979

      4. 4.Freedom of Information Act 2000

      5. 5.Amendment to Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002

      6. 6.The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013

  12. Explanatory Note

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