Product Grants and Benefits Administration Act 2000

PART 4 - PAYMENT OF GRANTS AND BENEFITS  

SECTION 13   ADVANCES ON ACCOUNT OF GRANTS OR BENEFITS  

13(1)  
The Commissioner may, on behalf of the Commonwealth, make an advance on account of a grant or benefit that may become payable.

13(2)  
If:


(a) you receive an advance on account of a grant or benefit that may become payable; and


(b) the amount of the advance is greater than the amount of the grant or benefit;

you are liable to repay the amount of the excess to the Commonwealth.

13(3)  
If:


(a) you receive an advance on account of a grant or benefit that may become payable; and


(b) you do not make a claim for payment of the grant or benefit within 28 days after the end of the claim period concerned;

you are liable to repay the amount of the advance to the Commonwealth.

13(4)  
An amount that you are liable to repay under this section is due and payable:


(a) if subsection (2) applies - at the time that you make the claim for the grant or benefit in respect of which the advance was made; or


(b) if subsection (3) applies - at the end of the period of 28 days referred to in that subsection.

13(5)  
The Commissioner must not make an advance to an entity unless the entity has requested the Commissioner to make the advance. The amount of the advance must not exceed the amount requested by the entity.


 

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