S.I. No. 60/2018 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment)(No. 1) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2018


Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 9th March, 2018.

I, REGINA DOHERTY, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 4 (amended by section 96 of the Ministers and Secretaries (Amendment) Act 2011 (No. 10 of 2011)) of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (No. 26 of 2005), and by Reference 19 (amended by section 26 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2010 (No. 37 of 2010)) in Table 2 of Schedule 3, to the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 , with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, hereby make the following Regulations:

Citation and construction

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 1) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2018.

(2) These Regulations and the Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) Regulations 2007 to 2017 shall be construed together as one and may be cited together as the Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) Regulations 2007 to 2018.

Calculation of means

2. Article 36 (amended by article 2 of the Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 1) (Assessment of Means) Regulations 2015 ( S.I. No. 14 of 2015 )) of the Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) Regulations 2007 ( S.I. No. 412 of 2007 ) is amended—

(a) by the deletion of “or” after subparagraph (ba)(iii), and

(b) by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph (ba):

“(bb) any ex gratia payments made under the Scheme of Compensation for Personal Injuries suffered at the Stardust, Artane on 14 February 1981,

or”.

The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform consents to the foregoing Regulations.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

22 February 2018.

PASCHAL DONOHOE,

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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GIVEN under my Official Seal,

23 February 2018.

REGINA DOHERTY,

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations provide that any income received by way of ex gratia payments awarded by the Stardust Victims’ Compensation Tribunal will be disregarded in the assessment of means for the purposes of the Supplementary Welfare Allowance scheme.