Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Receipt of claims.

[1993 s203(1)]

233.—(1) Regulations may provide for treating a claim for family income supplement as having been made on a date earlier than the date on which it is received, where it appears to the Minister that the claimant would have satisfied the conditions for entitlement to family income supplement during that period, but for the receipt by that person of unemployment benefit or unemployment assistance.

[1993 s203(2)]

(2) Where—

(a) in respect of any period any unemployment benefit or unemployment assistance has been paid to or in respect of a person who, though entitled to family income supplement by virtue of subsection (1), is not in receipt of that supplement, and

(b) that benefit or assistance is in excess of the amount which would have been granted to that person if he or she had been in receipt of family income supplement,

the Minister may reduce any such supplement which is or may become payable to that person by the amount of the excess and that amount shall be treated as having been paid on account of the family income supplement.