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The Social Security Administration (Fraud) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Title and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. Supply and use of information

    1. 3.The Housing Executive

    2. 4.Unauthorised disclosure by officials

  5. Administration of housing benefit

    1. 5.Overseeing of administration by Department

    2. 6.Role of local government auditors in relation to housing benefit

    3. 7.References and reports to Department

    4. 8.Directions by Department

    5. 9.Enforcement of directions

  6. Investigations relating to housing benefit

    1. 10.Information from landlords and agents

    2. 11.Inspectors appointed by the Housing Executive

  7. Offences, penalties and overpayments

    1. 12.Offence of dishonest representation for obtaining benefit

    2. 13.Extension of offence of false representation for obtaining benefit

    3. 14.Penalty as alternative to prosecution

    4. 15.Recovery of overpaid housing benefit

  8. Reviews and medical examinations

    1. 16.Reviews initiated by Department

    2. 17.Medical examinations of persons awarded certain benefits

  9. National insurance numbers

    1. 18.Requirement to state national insurance number

  10. Supplementary

    1. 19.Amendments and repeals

  11. Signature


    1. SCHEDULE 1


      1. 1.In section 52(2)(b) (power of adjudication officer to refer for...

      2. 2.In section 73(1) (recovery of overpayments of housing benefit), after...

      3. 3.(1) Section 106 (offence of making false representation etc. for...

      4. 4.In section 110 (legal proceedings), after subsection (2) insert—

      5. 5.In section 144 (destination of repayments etc.), after subsection (7)...

      6. 6.After section 158B insert— National insurance numbers Requirement to requiring...

      7. 7.In section 167 (interpretation) for the definition of “the Department”...

    2. SCHEDULE 2


  13. Explanatory Note

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