593. Social security benefits.

(9)     Finances

593.     Social security benefits.

Where a person who is entitled to social security benefits or income support is unable to act, a suitable person may be appointed to receive them on his behalf1.

Except where regulations otherwise provide, a person may be disqualified for receiving any benefit, and an increase of benefit will not be payable in respect of any person as the beneficiary's wife, husband or civil partner for any period during which the person is in detention in legal custody2. Regulations may provide for suspending payment of benefit to a