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Income and Employment Supports Act

Published Date: July 10, 2007
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Part 6 Recovery and Offences (Sections 34-42)

Section 41 Offences

  1. A person who under this Act is required to provide information who

    1. knowingly gives false information,
    2. knowingly conceals information, or
    3. knowingly omits to provide or disclose information,

    is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of not more than $2000.

  2. A person who, knowing he or she is not entitled to it, obtains or receives assistance to which he or she is not entitled under this Act and the regulations is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of not more than $2000.

  3. In addition to imposing a fine under subsection (1) or (2), the judge may order the repayment of an amount equal to the value of any assistance received as a result of the commission of the offence.

  4. A financial administrator or third party who benefits from assistance knowing that the recipient was not entitled to receive it is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of not more than $5000.

  5. A financial administrator or third party who wilfully misuses assistance provided for a recipient is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of not more than $5000.

  6. A prosecution for an offence under this Act may not be commenced more than 2 years after the later of

    1. the date on which the offence was committed, and
    2. the date on which evidence of the offence first came to the attention of the Director.