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

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Title and commencement (1) This Order may be cited as the Social Security...

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. Introductory Cases in which this Order applies (1) This Order applies in cases where—

    1. Introductory

      1. 3.Cases in which this Order applies

      2. 3A.Lump sum payments: regulation-making power

      3. 4.Compensation payments to which this Order applies

      4. 5.“The relevant period”

    2. Certificates of recoverable benefits

      1. 6.Applications for certificates of recoverable benefits

      2. 7.Information contained in certificates

    3. Liability of person paying compensation

      1. 8.Liability to pay Department amount of benefits

      2. 9.Recovery of payments due under Article 8

    4. Reduction of compensation payment

      1. 10.Reduction of compensation payment

      2. 10A.Reduction of payment under Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme

      3. 11.Article 10: supplementary

    5. Reviews and appeals

      1. 12.Review of certificates of recoverable benefits

      2. 13.Appeals against certificates of recoverable benefits

      3. 14.Reference of questions to medical appeal tribunal

      4. 15.Appeal to Social Security Commissioner

      5. 16.Reviews and appeals: supplementary

    6. Courts

      1. 17.Court orders

      2. 18.Payments into court

      3. 19.Benefits irrelevant to assessment of damages

    7. Reduction of compensation: complex cases

      1. 20.Lump sum and periodical payments

      2. 21.Payments by more than one person

    8. Miscellaneous

      1. 22.Amounts overpaid under Article 8

      2. 23.Compensation payments to be disregarded

      3. 24.Liability of insurers

      4. 25.Provision of information

      5. 26.Power to amend Schedule 2

    9. General

      1. 27.The Crown

      2. 28.Regulations and orders

      3. 29.Financial arrangements

      4. 30.Power to make transitional, consequential etc. provisions

      5. Article 31—Amendments and repeals


    1. SCHEDULE 1



        1. 1.Any small payment (defined in Part II of this Schedule)....

        2. 2.Any payment made to or for the injured person under...

        3. 3.Any payment made in the exercise of a discretion out...

        4. 4.Any payment made out of property held for the purposes...

        5. 5.(1) Any payment made to the injured person by an...

        6. 6.Any redundancy payment falling to be taken into account in...

        7. 7.So much of any payment as is referable to costs....

        8. 8.Any prescribed payment.


        1. 9.(1) Regulations may make provision for compensation payments to be...

    2. SCHEDULE 2


      1. (1) (2) Head of compensation Benefit Compensation for earnings lost during the relevant period Universal credit...

      2. 1.NOTES

      3. 2.Any reference to statutory sick pay— (a) includes only 80...

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