Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1981

Death benefit—orphans.

[1966 OI, s. 21]

52.—(1) Death benefit shall be payable in respect of an orphan who is a child or step-child of the deceased and in respect of an orphan who was wholly or mainly maintained by the deceased at the date of his death.

(2) In the case of an orphan death benefit shall be a pension at the weekly rate set out in column (2) of Part I of the Second Schedule .

(3) Section 99 shall apply to a pension under this section as it applies to an orphan's (contributory) allowance.

[1969 MP, s. 13 (2)]

(4) In deciding whether a pension under this section is payable, a person over the age of 18 years who, if he were under that age, would be a qualified child, shall be taken to be a qualified child for any period during which he is under the age of 21 years and is receiving full-time instruction by day at any university, college, school or other educational establishment.