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Mesothelioma, etc., Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

Mesothelioma lump sum payments

Section 3: Determination of claims

Section 3 sets out how a claim for a lump sum payment is to be decided.

Subsection (1) provides that a claim for a lump sum payment as made under section 1 will be made in the manner and within the period prescribed by regulations.

Subsection (2) sets out that the lump sum payment can be set at different levels for different people based on different factors.

Subsection (4) provides that, if any questions concerning the claim arise before the claim is decided, the Department may appoint someone to inquire into the issues or to request answers to those questions. The person appointed will then report their findings to the Department.

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