Social Welfare Act, 1990

Consequential amendments to Principal Act.

18.— (1) Section 134 (which relates to the description of assistance) of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion in subsection (1) after paragraph (l) (inserted by section 13 of this Act) of the following paragraph:

“(m) carer's allowance.”.

(2) The Third Schedule to the Principal Act is hereby amended by—

(a) the insertion of “carer's allowance,” after “old age pension,” in paragraph (3) of Rule 1,

(b) the insertion after paragraph (5) of Rule 1 (inserted by section 9 of the Social Welfare Act, 1984 ) of the following paragraph:

“(6) In the case of carer's allowance under Chapter 5B of Part III, such amount as the Minister determines that the relevant pensioner (as defined for the purposes of that Chapter) could reasonably be expected to contribute to the support of the carer but in determining such amount, no account shall be taken of any sums received by the relevant pensioner under Part II, III or IV.”,

(c) the insertion of “or a carer's allowance under Chapter 5B” after “under Chapter 3” in paragraph (1) of Rule 3,

(d) the insertion of “or carer's allowance, as the case may be” after “a pension at a higher rate” in paragraph (1) (c) of Rule 3,

(e) the insertion of “and 5B” after “Chapters 3, 4, 5A” (inserted by this Act) in Rule 5.

(3) This section shall come into operation on such day as the Minister may appoint by order.