Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Chapter 9

Supplementary Welfare Allowance


[1993 s170; 2003 (MP) s5(1)(b)]

187.—In this Chapter—

“Act of 1939” means the Public Assistance Act 1939 ;

“qualified adult” means—

(a) the spouse of the beneficiary who is being wholly or mainly maintained by him or her, or

(b) a person over the age of 16 years being wholly or mainly maintained by the beneficiary and having the care of one or more than one qualified child who normally resides with the beneficiary where the beneficiary is—

(i) a single person,

(ii) a widow,

(iii) a widower, or

(iv) a married person who is not living with and is neither wholly nor mainly maintaining, nor being wholly or mainly maintained by, the married person's spouse;

“home assistance” means home assistance within the meaning of the Act of 1939;

“public assistance authority” means a former public assistance authority referred to in section 8 of the Act of 1939 as extended by section 7 of the Health Authorities Act 1960 and section 84 of the Health Act 1970 ;

“supplementary welfare allowance” means an allowance in cash or in kind granted under this Chapter.