Social Welfare Act, 1999

Relevant payment —saver provision.

23.—Section 18 of the Act of 1996 is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (4) of the following subsections:

“(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Part, where, a woman, has ceased or ceases to be entitled to benefit under Chapter 18 of Part II of the Principal Act by virtue of no longer having at least one qualified child residing with her, she shall, on reaching the age of 40 years, where but for this Part she would be entitled to the said benefit, again become and continue to be entitled to the said benefit, for the duration of her continuous entitlement thereto, in accordance with the provisions of the Principal Act and regulations made thereunder.

(5) In the case of a person to whom subsection (2),(3) or (4) applies and who is disqualified for receipt of a relevant payment by virtue of section 211(1)(a) or (14) of the Principal Act, where but for that disqualification she would be entitled to the said relevant payment, she shall again become entitled to the said relevant payment at the expiration of the disqualification in any case where the period of disqualification does not exceed 12 months.”