12.1. The Ethics Commissioner shall determine whether one of the conditions set out in the second paragraph of section 12 has been met.
Before rendering a decision, the Ethics Commissioner shall give the resigning Member an opportunity to present observations and be heard. The Ethics Commissioner shall send the decision in writing to the Member and to the Secretary General of the National Assembly. If the decision is favourable, the Ethics Commissioner must give public notice, without disclosing the reasons for the decision.
If the decision is favourable, the allowance is paid retroactively from the date the Member’s term of office ended.