Superannuation Act, 1956


1.—(1) In this Act—

“the appointed day” means the day appointed under section 2 of this Act;

“dependant” means, in relation to a person, a member of the family of such person who, at the time when such person notifies the Minister of his wish to make a surrender under this Act, is wholly or in part dependent on the earnings of such person;

“member of the family” means father, mother, step-father, step-mother, son, daughter, grandson, grand-daughter, step-son, step-daughter, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, son-in-law or daughter-in-law;

“the Minister” means the Minister for Finance;

“established civil servant” means a civil servant whose service is in a capacity in respect of which a superannuation allowance may be granted.

(2) For the purposes of the definition of “member of the family” contained in subsection (1) of this section, a person adopted under the Adoption Act, 1952 (No. 25 of 1952), shall be considered as the son or daughter of the adopter or adopters born to him, her or them in lawful wedlock and not to be the son or daughter of any other person.