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The Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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25.—(1) Where compensation is sought in respect of any accident, injury or disease suffered by any person ( “the injured person”), the following persons shall give the Department the prescribed information about the injured person—

(a)anyone who is, or is alleged to be, liable in respect of the accident, injury or disease, and

(b)anyone acting on behalf of such a person.

(2) A person who receives or claims a listed benefit which is or is likely to be paid in respect of an accident, injury or disease suffered by him, shall give the Department the prescribed information about the accident, injury or disease.

(3) Where a person who has received a listed benefit dies, the duty in paragraph (2) is imposed on his personal representative.

(4) Any person who makes a payment (whether on his own behalf or not)—

(a)in consequence of, or

(b)which is referable to any costs incurred by reason of,

any accident, injury or disease, or any damage to property, shall, if the Department requests him in writing to do so, give the Department such particulars relating to the size and composition of the payment as are specified in the request.

(5) The employer of a person who suffers or has suffered an accident, injury or disease, and anyone who has been the employer of such a person at any time during the relevant period, shall give the Department the prescribed information about the payment of statutory sick pay in respect of that person.

(6) In paragraph (5) “employer” has the same meaning as it has in Part XI of the Contributions and Benefits Act.

[F1(6A) The following persons must give the Department the prescribed information for the purposes of this Order—

(a)the scheme administrator of the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme, and

(b)any person providing services to the scheme administrator.]

(7) A person who is required to give information under this Article shall do so in the prescribed manner, at the prescribed place and within the prescribed time.

(8) Article 3 does not apply in relation to this Article.

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