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Social Security Act 1998

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2Use of computers

(1)Any decision, determination or assessment falling to be made or certificate falling to be issued by the Secretary of State under or by virtue of a relevant enactment, or in relation to a war pension, may be made or issued not only by an officer of his acting under his authority but also—

(a)by a computer for whose operation such an officer is responsible; and

(b)in the case of a decision, determination or assessment that may be made or a certificate that may be issued by a person providing services to the Secretary of State, by a computer for whose operation such a person is responsible.

(2)In this section “relevant enactment” means any enactment contained in—

(a)Chapter II of this Part;

(b)the [1992 c. 4.] Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 (“the Contributions and Benefits Act”);

(c)the Administration Act;

(d)the Child Support Act;

(e)the [1994 c. 18.] Social Security (Incapacity for Work) Act 1994;

(f)the [1995 c. 18.] Jobseekers Act 1995 (“the Jobseekers Act”);

(g)the [1995 c. 34.] Child Support Act 1995; or

(h)the [1997 c. 27.] Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997.

(3)In this section and section 3 below “war pension” has the same meaning as in section 25 of the [1989 c. 24.] Social Security Act 1989 (establishment and functions of war pensions committees).

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