Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1981

Additions to weekly amount of supplementary welfare allowance and other income.

[1975 SWA, s. 11]

209.—(1) Where the weekly amount of supplementary welfare allowance, if any, payable to a person pursuant to section 207 , and any other income, including any payment under this Act or under any other statute, of that person, is not sufficient to meet his needs, then—

(a) in any case where that person is in receipt of supplementary welfare allowance, the weekly amount of such allowance payable to that person may, subject to this section, be increased, or

(b) in any other case, a weekly payment of supplementary welfare allowance may be made, subject to this section, to supplement that person's other income.

(2) The Minister may prescribe—

(a) the circumstances under which a payment may be made to any person pursuant to subsection (1), and

(b) the amounts of payments to be made either generally or in relation to a particular class of persons.

(3) Regulations under subsection (2) may provide for the granting of allowances in kind in relation to specified needs and for all matters ancillary to and consequent on the provision of such allowances.