(a)  No benefit shall be payable except to Members or Dependants.

(b)  The benefits payable from time to time by the Society and the rates of such benefits shall be those specified in the Board Poilicy.

(c)   No benefit shall be payable to any Member or any Dependant unless such Member shall have been a Member for a period of 12 weeks immediately prior to the date upon which such Member or Dependant became entitled to eligibility for such benefit. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Rule, the Board may authorise the payment of a benefit whether in whole or in part if in the opinion of the Board exceptional circumstances exist.

(d)   It shall be a condition of the payment of any benefit by the Society that the Member or Dependant shall exhaust all claims for reimbursement or other entitlement for which such person may be eligible from any other source. The Society shall be entitled to deduct from any benefit payable to a Member or Dependant such amount as shall not exceed the amount of the claim which such Member or Dependant could make from any other source. The Society may require from any person claiming a benefit a certificate or such other evidence as to any other claim as a condition of payment of a benefit.