Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Chapter 7

One-Parent Family Payment


[1996 s17(1)]

172.—(1) In this Chapter—

“qualified parent” means, subject to regulations under section 177

(a) a widow,

(b) a widower,

(c) a separated spouse,

(d) an unmarried person, or

(e) a person whose spouse has been committed in custody to a prison or place of detention for not less than 6 months,

who has at least one qualified child normally residing with that person;

[2000 s17(2) & Sch E; 2005 (SW&P) s25 & Sch 3]

“weekly means” means, subject to Rule 1(1) and (4) of Part 3 of Schedule 3 , the yearly means divided by 52.

[1996 s17(1); 2005 (SW&P) s25 & Sch 3]

(2) For the purposes of this Chapter—

(a) means shall be calculated in accordance with the Rules contained in Part 3 of Schedule 3 ,

(b) a widow who has remarried shall not be regarded as the widow of her former husband and a widower who has remarried shall not be regarded as the widower of his former wife, and

[1996 s20(1)]

(c) a reference to a qualified parent shall include a reference to a person who would otherwise be a qualified parent but for the fact that the person's marriage has been dissolved, being a dissolution that is recognised as valid in the State.