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National Assistance Act 1948

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3(1)Where immediately before the appointed day a person was in receipt of sums—

(a)payable in respect of outdoor relief under me Poor Law Act, 1930, or

(b)payable under the Blind Persons Acts, 1920 and 1938, or

(c)receivable by him as a person undergoing treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis, or

(d)payable by the Assistance Board under any enactment repealed by this Act,

the Board may continue payment thereof for any period not exceeding, two months from the appointed day during which the said person is in need thereof, and for the purposes of this Act any payments made" by virtue of this sub-paragraph shall be deemed to be assistance grants.

(2)Where assistance grants are made in respect of a person who at any time during the month ending with the appointed day was in receipt of any such sums as are mentioned in the last foregoing sub-paragraph, the Board may take into consideration the rate at which any such sums were paid to him at any time during the period of six months ending with the appointed day, and may increase the amount of the grants accordingly notwithstanding anything in Part II of this Act or regulations made thereunder.

(3)Any authority responsible for the making of payments falling within heads (a) to (c) of sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph shall on a requisition in that behalf made by the Board not later than six months after the appointed day transfer to the Board any documents specified in the requisition which are under the control of the authority and relate to the payments.

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