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Welfare Reform Act (Northern Ireland) 2007

Section 53: Dependant

A “dependant” of a person who, immediately before his death, suffered from a relevant disease can bring a claim under the Pneumoconiosis Order. Article 5 of that Order sets out the meaning of a “dependant” and sets out an order of priority for determining which dependant may bring a claim in each case.

Section 53 amends that Article so that a person who was living with a sufferer as if husband and wife and a person who was living with a sufferer as if they were civil partners are included within the meaning of “dependant”.

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