Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Chapter 22

Treatment Benefit

General provisions as to benefit.

[1993 s117(1)]

138.—(1) A person shall, subject to satisfaction of the prescribed conditions, be entitled to such treatment benefit as may be specified by regulations.

[1993 s117(2)]

(2) The regulations for the purposes of this section may specify the payment of the whole or any part of the cost of any of the following—

(a) dental treatment,

(b) optical treatment and appliances,

(c) hearing aids,

(d) any other benefits of the same character as any of those mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c).

[1993 s117(3)]

(3) The payments referred to in subsection (2) shall not exceed in the aggregate such sums as may from time to time be agreed on between the Minister and the Minister for Finance.

[1993 s117(4)]

(4) This section shall remain in force until the day appointed under subsection (5) and shall then expire.

[1993 s117(5)]

(5) The Minister may by order appoint a day to be the day on which this section expires.