Social Welfare (Amendment) Act, 1981

Old age pension (removal of fifteen-year residence condition).

8.—(1) Section 159 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for subsections (2) and (3) of the following subsection:

“(2) Subject to section 163 (2), an old age pension shall not be paid to or in respect of any person during any period for which the person is resident outside the State.”.

(2) Sections 159 (1) (b) and 175 (1) (b) of the Principal Act are hereby repealed.