General and supplementary provisions: Exception to rules preventing duplicate payment
Exception to rules preventing duplicate payment
Social Security Administration Act 1992: section 13(2) & Social SecurityAdministration (NI) Act 1992 section 11(2)
A claimant is not entitled to Child Benefit for any week before the week in which theclaim is made if another person has already received payment for that week, in respect ofthe same child, whether or not the other person was not entitled to it.
Social Security Act 1998 section (9 or 10) or Social Security (Northern Ireland) Order1998 Article (10 or 11)
Child Benefit (General) Regulations 2006, regulation 38
The exclusion does not apply, if the amount already paid
* is a recoverable overpayment in respect of that child or qualifying young person because of the other persons misrepresentation or failure to disclose any material fact, and any right of appeal has not been made in the time allowed
* has been voluntarily repaid to, or recovered by Her Majestys Revenue & Customs, and the determining authority has determined that where * it has been decided that it is not recoverable when there was no entitlement to Child Benefit, or * no decision has been made as to recoverability when there was no entitlement to Child Benefit.
Determining authority means either,
* the Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs, or * an appeal tribunal under section 7 of the Social Security Act 1998 or Article 8 of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1998, or * the Chief or any other Social Security Commissioner, or a tribunal consisting of any three or more such Commissioners brought together in accordance with section 16(7) of the Social Security Act 1998 or Article 16(7) of the Social Security (Northern Ireland) Act 1998.