National Health Insurance Act, 1947

Treatment of certain payments of sickness or disablement benefit as advances and recovery thereof.

16.—(1) If, pending the granting by the British Government of a pension in respect of a war disablement to an insured person, sickness or disablement benefit in respect of such war disablement is paid to him, then, such payment, in so far as it exceeds the amount to which he would have been entitled in accordance with section 14 or section 15 of this Act, shall be deemed to have been made by way of advance and may, without prejudice to any other method of recovery, be recovered by deduction from, or suspension of, any benefits which may subsequently become payable to him.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 14th day of June, 1946.