Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Rate of pension.

[1993 s149(1)]

169.—(1) The weekly rate (in this Chapter referred to as “the scheduled rate”) of orphan's (non-contributory) pension shall be the weekly rate set out in column (2) of Part 1 of Schedule 4 .

[1993 s149(2); 2001 s37(1)]

(2) (a) An orphan's (non-contributory) pension shall be payable where—

(i) the weekly means of the claimant or beneficiary do not exceed €7.60, at the scheduled rate, and

(ii) subject to paragraph (b), those weekly means exceed €7.60, at the scheduled rate reduced by €2.50 for each amount (if any) of €2.50 by which those weekly means exceed €7.60, any fraction of €2.50 in those weekly means being treated for this purpose as €2.50.

(b) Where the rate calculated under paragraph (a)(ii) at which, but for this paragraph, the pension would be payable is less than €2.50, the pension shall not be payable.