S.I. No. 38/1974 - Social Welfare (Agricultural Employees) Regulations, 1974.

S.I. No. 38 of 1974.


The Minister for Social Welfare, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 3 of the Social Welfare Act, 1952 (No. 11 of 1952) and by sections 10 and 15 of the Social Welfare (Pay-Related Benefit) Act, 1973 (No. 2 of 1973) hereby makes the following Regulations:—

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Social Welfare (Agricultural Employees) Regulations, 1974.

2. These Regulations shall come into operation on the 6th day of April, 1974.

3. The provisions of the Social Welfare (Pay-Related Benefit) Act, 1973, shall apply to employed contributors whose employment is mainly in agriculture and for that purpose the definition of "reckonable earnings" in subsection (1) of section 1 of that Act is hereby modified by the insertion after the words "paragraph 1" of the words "paragraph 2 and paragraph 2A (inserted by the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1966 (No. 24 of 1966)".

GIVEN under the Official Seal of the Minister for Social Welfare this

20th day of February, 1974.


Minister for Social Welfare.

In accordance with section 10 (4) of the Social Welfare (Pay-Related Benefit) Act, 1973, a draft of these Regulations was laid before, and approved by each House of the Oireachtas. The necessary Resolutions were passed by Dáil Éireann on 12 February, 1974, and by Sean Éireann on 13 February, 1974.


These Regulations bring male and female employees in agriculture within the scope of the pay-related benefit scheme under the Social Welfare (Pay-Related Benefit) Act, 1973, and provide that their earnings from employment in respect of which the special rates of social insurance contribution applicable to agricultural employment is payable, are treated as reckonable earnings for the purpose of the pay-related benefit scheme.