Social Welfare Act, 1992

Orphan's pension schemes.

15.—(1) Section 2 (1) of the Principal Act is hereby amended by—

(a) the substitution for the definition of “orphan” of the following definition:

“‘orphan’ means a qualified child—

(a) both of whose parents are dead, or

(b) one of whose parents is dead or unknown, as the case may be, and whose other parent—

(i) is unknown, or

(ii) has abandoned him, or

(iii) has refused or failed to provide for him,

where that child is not normally residing with a step-parent or with a person who is married to and living with that step-parent;”, and

(b) the substitution for subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of the definition of “qualified child” (inserted by section 6 of the Act of 1991) of the following subparagraph:

“(ii) sections 50 (9), 52 (1), 81 (2), 86 (2), 91 (2), 95 (1), 96, 103 (1), 156B (1) (b), 161 (1), 178 (1), 182 (1), 198C (1), 1981(1) and 232A, and”.

(2) The following provisions of the Principal Act are hereby repealed:

(a) subsection (4) of section 52, and

(b) subsection (3) of section 97.