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The Child Support(Northern Ireland) Order 1991


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Contribution to maintenance by deduction from benefit

40.—(1) This Article applies where—

(a)by virtue of paragraph 5(4) of Schedule 1, an absent parent is taken for the purposes of that Schedule to have no assessable income; and

(b)such conditions as may be prescribed for the purposes of this Article are satisfied.

(2) The power of the Department to make regulations under Article 52 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(1) by virtue of paragraph (1)(q) (deductions from benefits) may be exercised in relation to cases to which this Article applies with a view to securing that—

(a)payments of prescribed amounts are made with respect to qualifying children in place of payments of child support maintenance; and

(b)arrears of child support maintenance are recovered.

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