Social Welfare (Occupational Injuries) Act, 1966

Increase of disablement pension on account of unemployability.

12.—(1) The weekly rate of a disablement pension shall be increased—

(a) in case the beneficiary is—

(i) under the age of eighteen years, or

(ii) being over the age of eighteen years, a married woman other than a married woman living apart from and unable to obtain any financial assistance from her husband,

and is not entitled to an increase of the pension for a child qualified for the purposes of this Act or children so qualified or for an adult dependant—by forty shillings, and

(b) in any other case—by fifty-two shillings and sixpence,

if, as a result of the relevant loss of faculty, the beneficiary is incapable of work and likely to remain permanently so incapable.

(2) (a) For the purposes of this section, a person may be treated as being incapable of work and likely to remain permanently incapable of work, notwithstanding that the loss of faculty is not such as to prevent him being capable of work, if it is likely to restrict him to earning not more than one hundred and four pounds in a year.

(b) In the foregoing paragraph the reference to earning includes a reference to receiving any remuneration or profit derived from gainful occupation.

(3) An increase of pension under this section (in this Act referred to as an unemployability supplement) shall be payable for such period as may be determined at the time it is granted, but may be renewed from time to time.