Children's Allowances Act, 1944


20.—(1) The Minister may make regulations generally for carrying this Act into effect, and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, in particular—

(a) for prescribing the manner in which and the times at which children's allowances are to be paid;

(b) for prescribing the procedure to be followed on references under this Act, and for applying for the purposes of any such reference any of the provisions of the Common Law Procedure Amendment Act (Ireland), 1856, and for excluding the application of any of the other provisions of that Act;

(c) for enabling a person to whom a children's allowance is payable to nominate another person to receive the said children's allowance on behalf of the first-mentioned person;

(d) for authorising in such cases as may be prescribed the payment of any sum by way of children's allowance during any period intervening between the making of any claim or the referring of any question and the final determination of the claim or question;

(e) for providing that, notwithstanding anything contained in section 18 (which relates to time limit for obtaining payments on account of children's allowances) of this Act, but subject to the regulations—

(i) in the case of the death of a person who was in receipt of a children's allowance, payment may be made of any sum which became payable within three months before the date of his death on account of the children's allowance, but has not been paid, and

(ii) in the case of the death of a person who being entitled to a children's allowance had made a claim thereto, payment may be made of any sum which, if his claim had been allowed immediately before his death, would have become payable on account of the children's allowance up to the date of his death;

(f) for providing that, subject to the regulations, probate or other proof of the title of the personal representatives of the deceased person may be dispensed with in the case of any such sum as is mentioned in the immediately preceding paragraph, and that any such sum may be paid or distributed to or among the persons appearing in manner provided by the regulations to be entitled to receive the said sum or any part thereof, either as being persons beneficially entitled thereto under any testamentary instrument or as next of kin, or as being creditors of the deceased person, or to or among any one or more of such persons exclusive of the others, or, in the case of any illegitimacy of the deceased person or any child of his, to or among such person or persons as may be directed by the regulations;

(g) for prescribing any matter or thing referred to in this Act as prescribed or to be prescribed.

(2) Regulations under this section which provide for the payment of children's allowances through the Post Office shall be made with the consent of the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs.