27.2. To receive an allowance, a person must apply for it to the Board and furnish any document or information required by the Board. The Board may hold that a notice filed with the Minister of National Health and Welfare under section 122.62 of the Income Tax Act (Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, chapter 1, 5th Supplement) is valid as an application for a family allowance under this Act. Any application for a family allowance in respect of a child also serves as an application for allowance for young children and for an allowance for newborn children.
Moreover, every person who receives an allowance must furnish any document or information required by the Board for the purpose of ascertaining whether the family is entitled to the allowance, whether the person is entitled to receive it and whether it is used according to law.
The Board shall examine the required documents and information with dispatch and, in its decision, shall inform the person concerned of his right to apply for a review of the decision within the time indicated in section 18. If the Board has reason to believe that the person is no longer entitled to receive the allowance or if the person fails to furnish the required documents or information, the Board may suspend payment of the allowance while it ascertains whether the family is entitled to the allowance, whether the person receiving it is entitled to receive it and whether it is used according to law; notice of the suspension shall be given to the person in writing.
1989, c. 4, s. 7; 1993, c. 63, s. 11.