Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Entitlement to allowance.

[1999 s15]

214.—(1) Subject to this Act and to regulations made under this Act, an allowance (in this Act referred to as “farm assist”) shall be payable to a farmer where—

(a) he or she has attained the age of 18 years and is under pensionable age, and

(b) his or her weekly means, subject to subsection (2), do not exceed the amount of farm assist (including any increases of farm assist) that would be payable to the farmer under this Chapter if he or she had no means.

[1999 s15]

(2) Where the spouse of a claimant for farm assist is not the claimant’s qualified adult, or is a spouse in respect of whom an increase is payable by virtue of regulations made under section 297 , the means of the claimant shall be taken to be one-half the means.