Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1985

Amendment of section 161 of Principal Act (rates of pension and increases for child dependants).

14.—Section 161 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion after subsection (1) (inserted by the Social Welfare Act, 1982 ) of the following subsection:

“(1A) The increase payable pursuant to subsection (1) in respect of a qualified child who normally resides with the pensioner and the spouse of the pensioner shall be payable at the rate of one-half of the appropriate amount in any case where the spouse of the pensioner is entitled to any benefit, assistance, allowance (other than supplementary welfare allowance) or any other pension under this Act or to disabled person's maintenance allowance under section 69 of the Health Act, 1970 .”.