Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1974

Amendment of section 26 of Act of 1952 (additional benefit for adult dependants).

19.—(1) Section 26 (4) (inserted by section 8 of the Social Welfare Act, 1972 ) of the Act of 1952 is hereby amended by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (a):

“(a) The weekly rate of old age (contributory) pension and, in the case of a person who has attained pensionable age, of widow's (contributory) pension, retirement pension, invalidity pension or deserted wife's benefit shall be increased by the amount set out in column (6) of Part I of the Third Schedule to this Act for any period during which—

(i) the beneficiary is so incapacitated as to require full-time care and attention,

(ii) there is residing with the beneficiary for the purpose of providing that care and attention a prescribed relative of the beneficiary, and

(iii) such conditions as may be prescribed are fulfilled.”.

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