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Child Benefit Technical Manual

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Decision Making: Provision of information or evidence required where prescribed cases have been suspended

Social Security Act 1998 section 22

Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance (Decisions and Appeals) Regulations 2003, regulation 19(1), (2) (3), (4) & (5)

Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance (Administration) Regulations 2003, regulation 23

A person who has:

  • had payment of their benefit suspended in the circumstances prescribed by regulation 18(2);
  • made an application for the decision to be revised or superseded; or
  • failed to comply with the provisions of regulation 23 of the Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance (Administration) Regulations 2003 (see CBTM03080)

may be required by the Board to provide further information or evidence.

This applies where the further information or evidence is required by the Board in order to determine whether a decision awarding child benefit or guardian’s allowance should be -

* revised under section 9 of the Social Security Act 1998 or Article 10 of the Social Security (NI) Order 1998 ; or
* superseded under section 10 of the Social Security Act 1998 or Article 11 of the Social Security (NI) Order 1998

A person who is required to provide further information or evidence under this provision must either:

  • provide the information or evidence within

    • the period of one month beginning with the date on which the request is made; or
    • such longer period as he satisfied the Board is necessary in order to enable him to comply with the requirement

or

  • satisfy the Board within the period of one month that

    • the information or evidence required of him does not exist; or
    • it is not possible for him to obtain it