Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1974

Amendment of section 22 of Act of 1952 (widow's (contributory) pension).

18.—(1) Section 22 of the Act of 1952, which provides for widow's (contributory) pension, is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection:

“(1) Subject to the provision of this Act, a widow shall be entitled to a widow's (contributory) pension if the relevant contribution conditions are satisfied by her or by her husband's insurance or if her husband was entitled to an old age (contributory) pension or a retirement pension at an increased weekly rate by virtue of subsection (2) or (6) of section 26 of this Act in respect of a period ending on his death.”.

(2) This section shall come into operation on the 1st day of July, 1974.