148. Where a person has received a benefit payment to which he is not entitled, or in excess of the amount to which he is entitled, the amount thereof or the excess amount may be recovered at any time as a debt due to Her Majesty.
The amount of any such indebtedness may, in prescribed manner, be deducted from any amount payable to such person by the Board.
The Board may remit the debt if it considers that the amount of it cannot be recovered having regard to the circumstances.
1965 (1st sess.), c. 24, s. 163; 1972, c. 53, s. 46.