Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2015

Absence from State or imprisonment

16. Section 249 of the Principal Act is amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (2) (amended by section 26 of the Act of 2010):

“(2) Except where regulations otherwise provide, where any benefit under Part 2 to which a person is entitled includes an increase in respect of a qualified adult, that increase shall not be payable for any period during which the qualified adult—

(a) is absent from the State, or

(b) is undergoing imprisonment or detention in legal custody.”.