Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Payment of pension.

[1993 S151(1)]

171.—(1) Subject to this section, orphan's (non-contributory) pension shall be paid to the guardian of the orphan in respect of whom that pension is payable.

[2005 (SW&P) s19(b)]

(2) In this Chapter “guardian” means the person in whose care the orphan normally resides.

[1993 s151(2); 2005 (SW&P) s19(b)]

(3) The Minister may, where he or she thinks fit, direct that a payment under this Chapter, payable to the guardian of an orphan, be paid to some other person for the benefit of the orphan or, subject to the conditions and in the circumstances that may be prescribed, directly to an orphan who has attained the age of 18 years where that orphan is not normally residing with a guardian.