Social Welfare Act, 1952




Descriptions and rates of benefit and contribution conditions.

14.—(1) Benefit shall be of the following descriptions:—

(a) disability benefit,

(b) unemployment benefit,

(c) marriage benefit, which shall consist of marriage grant,

(d) maternity benefit, which shall comprise maternity grant and maternity allowance,

(e) widow's (contributory) pension,

(f) orphan's (contributory) allowance.

(2) Subject to section 25 of this Act and so long as that section remains in force, benefit shall, in addition to including the benefits referred to in subsection (1) of this section, also include treatment benefit.

(3) Subject to the provisions of this Act—

(a) the weekly rates of the several descriptions of benefit set out in the first column of Part I of the Third Schedule to this Act shall be as set out in the second column of the said Part I and the amount of a marriage grant or a maternity grant shall be as set out in Part II of that Schedule,

(b) the contribution conditions for the several descriptions of benefit (other than treatment benefit) shall be as set out in the Fourth Schedule to this Act.

(4) Regulations may provide for modifications of any of the contribution conditions set out in the Fourth Schedule to this Act, but, where such regulations are proposed to be made, a draft thereof shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the regulations shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each such House.

(5) Benefit shall be paid or provided for out of the Fund.

Disability and Unemployment Benefit