(1) In this section,—
Benefit includes the granting of special assistance under any welfare programme approved under section 124(1)(d) of this Act
Mortgage security and premises have the meanings ascribed to them in section 61E of this Act
Specified period means the period commencing on the 1st day of January 1994 and ending on the close of the day on which this Act receives the Royal assent;—
and other terms and expressions have the meanings ascribed to them in section 3 of the principal Act.
(2) Subject to subsection (3) of this section, where a beneficiary was granted a benefit at a reduced rate during the specified period by reason of any debt insurance payment or health or disability insurance payment or income-related insurance payment, as the case may be, made to the beneficiary or to some other person on behalf of or for the benefit of the beneficiary or a member of his or her family, the following provisions shall apply:
(b) Where the result of the calculation is a deficiency in the payment made, the Director-General shall pay the amount of the deficiency to the beneficiary without further appropriation than this section; but may apply the amount of any such deficiency in reduction of the amount of any excess in the payment made of any other benefit affected by this section:
(3) No beneficiary—
(b) Whose rate of accommodation supplement or other benefit during that period was or were affected by reason of any debt insurance payment made to the beneficiary or to some other person on behalf of or for the benefit of the beneficiary, being a payment in respect of the beneficiary's mortgage security over his or her premises,—
shall have the total rate of payment that is made to him or her under that accommodation supplement and other benefit reduced by reason only of the coming into force of this Act, but nothing in this subsection shall prevent the Director-General subsequently reviewing the rate of accommodation supplement or other benefit, or both, payable to that beneficiary.