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National Assistance Act 1948

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14Appeals under Part II

(1)Where a person applying for, or in receipt of, assistance is aggrieved by a decision of the Board with respect to any of the following matters, that is to say—

(a)a refusal to give assistance;

(b)the amount of an assistance grant;

(c)the issuing of an assistance grant to a person other than the applicant therefor;

(d)any condition subject to which an assistance grant is made;

(e)the giving of assistance in kind or the nature or extent of assistance in kind;

(f)a decision under subsection (2) of section eleven of this Act to recover the whole or part of an assistance grant;

(g)the amount of an abatement under subsection (1) of section thirteen of this Act,

he may appeal to the Appeal Tribunal.

(2)A notice stating the effect of subsection (1) of this section shall be conspicuously displayed in every office where assistance grants are made.

(3)Where on an appeal under this section any question arises whether a person is disqualified for an assistance grant by virtue of the provisions of this Part of this Act relating to trade disputes, that question shall be referred by the Appeal Tribunal for determination in the manner provided under section forty-three of the National Insurance Act, 1946, and the provisions of the said section forty-three shall have effect accordingly with respect to any question so referred.

(4)On an appeal under this section the Appeal Tribunal may confirm the decision of the Board appealed against or substitute therefor any decision which the Board could have made under this Part of this Act, and any decision of the Tribunal shall be conclusive for all purposes.

(5)Notwithstanding anything in the enactments referred to in subsection (1) of section thirteen of this Act, a decision of the Board as to the amount of any abatement under the said subsection (1) shall, subject to any appeal under this section, be conclusive for the purposes of the said enactments.

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