Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1981

Regulations varying rates of benefit or assistance.

[1975, s. 16; 1975 SWA, s. 10]

308.—(1) Notwithstanding anything in this Act or in any regulations made under this Act, the Minister may by regulations vary all or any of the rates of benefit, allowance, pension or assistance.

(2) Regulations under subsection (1) shall not so vary the rate of any benefit, allowance, pension or assistance as to reduce the amount of the rate payable at the commencement of the regulations.