Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Regulations in relation to payment of qualified adult increase in certain cases.

[1995 s15(1); 1997 s28(4) & Sch F]

297.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), regulations may provide for entitling to an increase of benefit or assistance (other than supplementary welfare allowance), as the case may be, payable in respect of a qualified adult, a claimant or beneficiary who would be entitled to an increase but for the fact that his or her spouse has income in excess of a prescribed amount.

[1995 s15(1)]

(2) Regulations for the purposes of subsection (1) shall provide that the increase payable by virtue of those regulations shall be payable at a rate less than the appropriate rate specified in Schedule 2 or 4 , as the case may be, and the rate specified by the regulations may vary by reference to the amount by which the income of the spouse exceeds the amount prescribed for the purposes of subsection (1).

[1995 s15(1); 2000 s20(1)]

(3) In this section “benefit” means benefit under Part 2.