Social Welfare (Supplementary Welfare Allowances) Act, 1975


6.—(1) Subject to the general direction and control of the Minister, each health board established under section 4 of the Health Act, 1970 , shall, in respect of its functional area, be responsible for the administration of the functions relating to supplementary welfare allowance and other functions performable under this Act.

(2) Every health board shall grant to every person in its functional area who is eligible therefor such supplementary welfare allowance as is determined, in accordance with the provisions of this Act, to be due to such person.

(3) Any doubt or dispute as to which health board shall be responsible for the provision of supplementary welfare allowance to a particular person or to persons of a particular class shall be decided by the Minister.

(4) Any function with respect to the determination of the entitlement of any person to supplementary welfare allowance and the amount of any such allowance shall, subject to section 7 of this Act, be a function of the chief executive officer (within the meaning of section 13 of the Health Act, 1970 ) of the health board.