Social Welfare Act, 1978

Power to pay old age pension pending certain decisions, on determination of social welfare officer.

21.—Notwithstanding anything in the Old Age Pensions Acts, 1908 to 1978, where a social welfare officer is of the opinion that the statutory conditions for the receipt of old age pension are fulfilled, such pension may be paid at a rate specified by the officer without prejudice to any subsequent decision relating to that pension (or to the rate of the pension) by a local pension committee or by an appeals officer.