Social Welfare Act, 1983

Children's allowances (modification of qualifications).

12.—(1) Section 223 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection:

“(1) A child shall be a qualified child (in this Part referred to as a qualified child) for the purposes of children's allowances if—

(a) he is under the age of 16 years, or

(b) having attained the age of 16 years he is under the age of 18 years and—

(i) is receiving full-time instruction by day at any university, college, school or other educational establishment, or

(ii) is, by reason of physical or mental infirmity, incapable of self-support and likely to remain so incapable for a prolonged period, and

(c) he is ordinarily resident in the State, and

(d) he is not detained in a reformatory or an industrial school and is not undergoing imprisonment or detention in legal custody.”.

(2) This section shall come into operation on the 1st day of July, 1983.