12. Family benefits are payable on the first day of the month following the month during which the conditions on which they are granted are met. However, where a delay occurs in the filing of the statement of income referred to in section 10, the benefits may be paid retroactively from the first day of the month following the month in which the other conditions were met.
A government regulation may provide for cases in which benefits are to be paid in advance.
Benefits may be paid otherwise than monthly, according to the rules prescribed by government regulation.