63. An independent adult or the members of a family must exercise their rights or take advantage of other statutory benefits when the exercise of such rights or the receipt of such benefits would affect the adult’s or the family’s eligibility for a financial assistance program, or reduce the amount of assistance.
In the case of an adult who is not deemed to receive a parental contribution under the second paragraph of section 57, the Minister is subrograted by operation of law in the rights of the adult to have support payments fixed or varied, unless the adult has elected to exercise his or her remedy for support. The Minister may also exercise the rights of any other creditor of support to have support payments fixed or varied if the Minister is of the opinion that the creditor’s circumstances place the exercise of such rights in jeopardy.
The fact that an adult or a member of the adult’s family engages in activities as a volunteer with a non-profit organization does not constitute failure to fulfil the obligations imposed by the first paragraph.