Social Welfare Act, 1952

Claims and notices.

29.—(1) It shall be a condition of any person's right to any benefit that he makes a claim therefor in the prescribed manner.

(2) Regulations may provide for disqualifying a person—

(a) for the receipt of any benefit if he fails to make his claim therefor within the prescribed time, and

(b) for the receipt of disability benefit if he fails, on becoming or again becoming incapable of work, to give the prescribed notice of that fact within the prescribed time,

but any such regulations may provide for extending, subject to any prescribed conditions, the time within which the claim may be made or notice may be given.

(3) For the purposes of this Part of this Act any claim or notice made or sent by post shall be deemed to have been made or given on the day on which it was posted.