Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Budgeting in relation to social welfare payments.

[1993 s240(1)]

290.—(1) The Minister may make regulations to provide that where a beneficiary consents, an amount of his or her benefit, which is determined by consultation and agreement between the Minister and the beneficiary, may be withheld and paid separately by the Minister to any specified body designated by the beneficiary.

[1993 s240(2)]

(2) Regulations made under subsection (1) may, in particular and without prejudice to the generality of that subsection, provide for—

(a) the withdrawal of consent by a beneficiary,

(b) the time and manner in which the withdrawal shall take place, and

(c) the adjustment of any amount of benefit as a result of that withdrawal.

[1993 s240(3); 1996 s42]

(3) In this section “a specified body” means—

(a) a local authority,

(b) any other body established—

(i) by or under any enactment (other than the Companies Acts 1963 to 2005), or

(ii) under the Companies Acts 1963 to 2005, in pursuance of powers conferred by or under other enactments, and financed wholly or partly by means of moneys provided or loans made or guaranteed by a Minister of the Government or the issue of shares held by or on behalf of a Minister of the Government and a subsidiary of any such body,


(c) any other body that may be prescribed.