Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1993

Rate of pension and increases for child dependants.

[1990, s. 6(2)]

136.—(1) The rate (in this Chapter referred to as “the scheduled rate”) of old age (non-contributory) pension shall be the weekly rate set out in column (2) of Part I of the Fourth Schedule increased, by the appropriate amount set out in column (4) of that Part in respect of each qualified child who normally resides with the claimant or beneficiary.

[1981, s. 161(2); 1982, s. 4(1)]

(2) The pension shall be payable where—

(a) the weekly means of the claimant or beneficiary do not exceed £6, at the scheduled rate, and

(b) such weekly means exceed £6, at the scheduled rate reduced by £2 for each amount (if any) of £2 by which those weekly means exceed £6, any fraction of £2 in those weekly means being treated for this purpose as £2:

Provided that, if the rate calculated pursuant to this paragraph at which, but for this proviso, the pension would be payable is less than £2, the pension shall not be payable.