Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003
Supplementary welfare allowance — amendment to conditions of entitlement.
13.—Section 179 (as amended by paragraph 3 of the Sixth Schedule to the Principal Act) of the Principal Act is amended by inserting the following after subsection (2):
“(3) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) and subject to subsection (4), regulations under subsection (1) may provide for the payment of a supplement towards the amount of rent payable by a person in respect of his or her residence.
(4) (a) A person shall not be entitled to a payment referred to in subsection (3) where—
(i) the person is not lawfully in the State, or
(ii) the person has made an application to the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform for a declaration under paragraphs (a) or (c) of section 8 (1) of the Refugee Act 1996 , other than a person—
(IV) who has the permission of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to remain in the State under the Aliens Act 1935 .
(b) This subsection does not apply to persons who were in receipt of a payment referred to in subsection (3) before the coming into operation of this subsection.”.