S.I. No. 497 of 2014


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S.I. No. 497 of 2014.

SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED CLAIMS, PAYMENTS AND CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 5) (RECOVERY OF CERTAIN BENEFITS AND ASSISTANCE) REGULATIONS 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

Under new arrangements introduced on 1 August 2014, compensators in personal injury cases must apply to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection for a statement of recoverable benefits before making any payment of compensation to the injured person. Where there are recoverable benefits, the compensator is, in general, obliged to pay to the Minister the amount of the recoverable benefits before making any compensation payments.

The Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 2) (Recovery of Certain Benefits and Assistance) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 332 of 2014) prescribed the information that must be provided by compensators when applying for a statement of recoverable benefits for the purposes of identifying—

  • the injured person, and
  • the social welfare benefits that may have been paid to that person.

These Regulations extend, with effect from 1 November 2014, the information that must be provided by compensators when applying for a statement of recoverable benefits to include the personal public service number of the injured person.

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