Social Welfare Act, 1990

Amendment of Third Schedule to Principal Act (calculation of means).

35.— The Third Schedule to the Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion after Rule 1 of the following Rule:

“1A. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Schedule, for the purposes of an old age pension and, in the case of a person who has attained pensionable age, a widow's (non-contributory) pension or lone parent's allowance, income derived from the sale of the principal residence of the claimant or beneficiary shall not, subject to such conditions and in such circumstances and for such periods as may be prescribed, be taken into account in calculating the means of the claimant or beneficiary or, in the case of one of a married couple, the means of the spouse of the claimant or beneficiary where that spouse has attained pensionable age at the date of sale.”.