Social Welfare Act, 1986

Child Benefit.

17.—(1) The Principal Act is hereby amended by—

(a) the substitution in the title to Part IV thereof for “CHILDREN'S ALLOWANCES” of “CHILD BENEFIT”,

(b) the substitution in each of the sections specified in Schedule D to this Act for “children's allowances”, in each place where those words appear, of “child benefit”,

(c) the substitution in sections 224 (4), 224 (5), 225 (2), 232 (1) (c), 300 (6) and 304 for “allowance”, in each place where that word appears, of “benefit”,

(d) the substitution in section 231 (4) (b) for “an allowance” and “such allowance” of “a benefit” and “such benefit”, respectively,

(e) the substitution in sections 225 (1), 225 (2) and 225 (5) for “monthly allowance” of “monthly benefit”, and

(f) the substitution for Part IV (inserted by the Act of 1984) of the Fourth Schedule thereto of the following Part:—


Amounts of Child Benefit

Amount for each of first five children

Amount for each child in excess of five



(2) This section shall come into operation on the 1st day of April, 1986.