Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1985

Amendment of section 210 of Principal Act (calculation of means).

17.—Section 210 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution in paragraph (a) of subsection (2) for “income as head of the household” of “household income”, and the said paragraph, as so amended, is set out in the Table to this section.


(a) all income in cash, including the net cash value of any non-cash earnings derived from personal exertions and the actual or estimated amount of any household income, whether as contributions to the expenses of the household or otherwise, but excluding—

(i) any sums received by way of children's allowance under Part IV,

(ii) any sums received by way of allowance for domiciliary care of handicapped children under section 61 of the Health Act, 1970 , and

(iii) any sums arising from the investment or profitable use of property (not being property personally used or enjoyed by such person or a farm of land leased by him under a lease which has been certified by the Irish Land Commission to be bona fide and in accordance with sound land use practice);