PRODUCT GRANTS AND BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION ACT 2000

PART 4 - PAYMENT OF GRANTS AND BENEFITS  

SECTION 15A   AUTHORITY FOR THIRD PARTY TO MAKE CLAIM UNDER SECTION 15  

15A(1)  
You may apply in writing to the Commissioner for permission to authorise third parties to make claims under section 15 on your behalf.

15A(2)  
An application under subsection (1) must be in the approved form.

15A(3)  
If the Commissioner accepts your application:


(a) that acceptance may be subject to such terms and conditions (including any limitations on the kinds of third parties in respect of whom an authorisation may be given) as the Commissioner determines to be appropriate; and


(b) when informing you of that acceptance, the Commissioner must notify those terms and conditions to you.

15A(4)  
If the Commissioner rejects your application, the Commissioner must notify you of the rejection and specify the reasons why the application was rejected.

15A(5)  
If the Commissioner accepts your application, you may, subject to any terms or conditions to which the acceptance is subject, authorise in writing a third party or third parties:


(a) to make claims under section 15 on your behalf; and


(b) for the purposes of making any such claim - to attach your electronic signature to claims so made.

15A(6)  
If a third party makes, or purports to make, a claim on your behalf under such an authority, the claim is to be treated, for all purposes of this Act, as a claim made by you under section 15.

15A(7)  
You may, at any time, revoke in writing an authorisation of a third party given under subsection (5).

15A(8)  
If you revoke an authorisation:


(a) you must notify the Commissioner, in writing, of the fact of the revocation; and


(b) the revocation only has effect when that notification is received by the Commissioner.




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