Social Welfare Act, 1991

Amendment of section 169 of Principal Act (legal proceedings).

34.Section 169 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion after subsection (10) of the following subsection:

“(11) Any proceedings to recover a debt due to the State under subsection (3) of this section or due to the Minister under section 172 (2) shall be maintainable against the estate of a deceased person if brought at any time within the period of two years commencing on the date on which the notice and the schedule of assets under paragraph (a) of section 174 (3) is received by the Minister or within any other period fixed in any other enactment, whichever is the longer.”.