Social Welfare (Occupational Injuries) Act, 1966

Increase of injury benefit and disablement pension for adult dependants.

10.—(1) The weekly rate of injury benefit shall be increased by forty shillings for any period during which—

(a) the beneficiary is living with or wholly or mainly maintaining his wife, or

(b) the beneficiary is wholly or mainly maintaining her husband who is incapable of self-support by reason of some physical or mental infirmity, or

(c) the beneficiary, being a single man or a widower, is maintaining wholly or mainly a female person over the age of sixteen years having the care of one or more than one child qualified for the purposes of this Act who normally resides or reside with him,

subject to the restriction that a beneficiary shall not be entitled for the same period to an increase of injury benefit under this section in respect of more than one person specified in paragraph (c) of this subsection.

(2) Subsection (1) of this section shall, for any period for which the beneficiary either is entitled to an unemployability supplement or is receiving approved hospital treatment, apply to a disablement pension as it applies to injury benefit.