Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Entitlement to pension.

[1993 s143(1); 1997 s19]

163.—(1) Subject to this Act, a pension shall be payable to a widow or a widower.

[1993 s143(3); 1997 s19]

(2) A pension payable to a widow or widower shall, subject to this Chapter, continue to be payable unless the beneficiary remarries and in that case the pension shall cease as and from the beneficiary's remarriage.

[2004 (MP) s17 & Sch 1]

(3) A person shall not be entitled to a pension under this section unless he or she is habitually resident in the State at the date of the making of the application for that pension.