Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005


Social Assistance

Chapter 1

Description of Social Assistance

Description of assistance.

[1993 s118(1); 2000 s14 & Sch D]

139.—(1) Assistance under this Part shall be of the following descriptions and is, in each case, so described in this Act—

(a) unemployment assistance,

(b) pre-retirement allowance,

(c) old age (non-contributory) pension,

(d) blind pension,

(e) widow's (non-contributory) pension, widower's (non-contributory) pension and orphan's (non-contributory) pension,

(f) widowed parent grant (paid by virtue of receipt of one-parent family payment under this Part),

(g) one-parent family payment,

(h) carer's allowance,

(i) supplementary welfare allowance,

(j) disability allowance, and

(k) farm assist.

[1993 s118(2)]

(2) Assistance shall be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.