Social Welfare Act, 1992

Definition of “spouse” in relation to certain pensions.

17.—The Principal Act is hereby amended by—

(a) the insertion in section 157 (as amended by section 7 of the Social Welfare Act, 1989 and section 16 of this Act) before the definition of “weekly means” of the following definition:

“‘spouse’ means each person of a married couple who are living together or a man and woman who are not married to each other but are cohabiting as man and wife;”, and

(b) the insertion in paragraph (d) (inserted by section 15 of the Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1985 ) of section 162 (1) after “or this Part” of “, subject to the restriction that the pensioner shall not be entitled for the same period to an increase of pension under this paragraph in respect of more than one person”.