Social Welfare Act, 1991

Family income supplement (interpretation).

47.—(1) The Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for section 232A (inserted by section 13 of the Act of 1984) of the following section:


232A.—In this Part—

‘child’, in relation to a family, means a qualified child as defined in section 2 (1) who normally resides with that family;

‘couple’ means a married couple or a man and woman who are not married to each other but are cohabiting as man and wife;

‘family’ means—

(a) a person who is engaged in remunerative full-time employment as an employee, and

(b) where such person is one of a couple living with or wholly or mainly maintaining his or her spouse, that spouse, and

(c) a child or children;

‘family income supplement’ shall be construed in accordance with section 232B;

‘spouse’ means each person of a couple in relation to the other;

‘weekly family income’ means, subject to regulations under section 232F, the amount of income received in a week by a family, less any income of a person who in respect of that family is a child.”.

(2) This section shall come into operation on the 24th day of October, 1991.