Unemployment Assistance (Amendment) Act, 1935

Provisions where unemployment assistance granted to person in receipt of outdoor relief.

16.—(1) Where—

(a) in respect of any period (whether before or after the passing of this Act) a public assistance authority has granted relief, otherwise than in an institution, to or on account of a person who, though entitled to unemployment assistance, is not at that time receiving payments on account thereof, and

(b) that relief is in excess of the amount which would have been granted to that person if he had been receiving payment on account of unemployment assistance, and

(c) any sum (in this sub-section referred to as the arrears) accruing in respect of any part of the said period on account of unemployment assistance subsequently becomes payable to that person, and

(d) such public assistance authority has, before the arrears are paid to that person, certified to the Minister the amount (in this sub-section referred to as the excess) so paid by such public assistance authority in excess in respect of the period in respect of which the arrears accrued,

the Minister may deduct from the arrears an amount not exceeding the amount of the excess and shall, in such case, pay to such public assistance authority the amount so deducted.

(2) In this section the expression “public assistance authority” means the local authority charged by or in pursuance of any enactment with the administration of the laws relating to the relief of the poor in any area.