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Human Resources Development Act 1992, Page 3

PART III - ELIGIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

6. Qualifying conditions.

(1) Subject to section 5, any employer who has paid the levy upon registration shall be eligible to receive any financial assistance or other benefit provided under this Act for the purpose of promoting the training of his employees.

(2) Where an employer has acquired the interests of another employer registered under section 4, the first-mentioned employer shall be substituted for that other employer and shall be eligible to receive or continue to be in receipt of any financial assistance or other benefit provided under this Act, as the case may be.

(3) Any employer who is in receipt of, or eligible to receive, any financial assistance or other benefit provided under this Act shall be disqualified from receiving such financial assistance or other benefit if he is in default of any payment of the levy and such disqualification shall remain until such time that all outstanding payments and interest thereon have been fully paid-up.

7. Penalty for obtaining money or benefit by false or misleading statement or document.

Any person who obtains any financial assistance or other benefit provided under this Act by means of any false or misleading statement or document shall be guilty of an offence and shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding ten thousand nnggit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.

8. Repayment.

Where a person is convicted of an offence under section 7 the court may, in addition to imposing a penalty under that section, order the person to make repayment of the amount of money or value of benefit wrongfully obtained.

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