Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1985

Amendment of section 199 of Principal Act (interpretation Part III Chapter 6).

16.—Section 199 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion after the definition of “the Act of 1939” of the following definition:

“‘adult dependant’ means—

(a) the spouse of the recipient who is being wholly or mainly maintained by him, or

(b) a person over the age of 16 years being wholly or mainly maintained by the recipient and having the care of one or more than one qualified child who normally resides with the recipient where the recipient is—

(i) a single person, or

(ii) a widow, or

(iii) a widower, or

(iv) a married person who is not living with and is neither wholly nor mainly maintaining, nor being wholly or mainly maintained by, such married person's spouse;”.