Social Welfare Act, 1978

Supplementary welfare allowance (extension of meaning of “adult dependant”).

13.—(1) The following is hereby substituted for paragraph (c) of section 10 (2) of the Social Welfare (Supplementary Welfare Allowances) Act, 1975 :

“(c) in the case of a single person, a widow, a widower or a person in receipt of deserted wife's allowance or deserted wife's benefit under the Social Welfare Acts, 1952 to 1978, a female person (being a person who has attained the age of 16 years) having the care of his or her child dependant or dependants and wholly or mainly maintained by him or her;”.

(2) This section shall come into operation on the 3rd day of April, 1978.