Social Welfare Act, 1991

Notification of increase of means.

53.Section 172 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsection:

“(1) Where—

(a) a person is in receipt of old age pension or has made a claim for pension which has not been finally determined, and

(b) (i) the income in cash of the person, or

(ii) the amount of property belonging to or personally used or enjoyed by the person,

has increased since the date of the latest investigation thereof or, if no such investigation has taken place, since the date of making the claim, the person shall, before the expiration of the period of three months after the end of the month in which such increase occurred, give, or cause to be given, to the Minister notification of the increase.”.