Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1993


Widow's and Orphan's (Non-Contributory) Pensions


[1981, s. 176(1)]

142.—(1) For the purposes of this Chapter—

“husband”, in relation to a woman who has been married more than once, refers only to her last husband;

“pension” means a widow's (non-contributory) pension or an orphan's (non-contributory) pension, as the case may require;

means shall be calculated in accordance with the Rules contained in Part II of the Third Schedule ;

“weekly means” shall be the yearly means divided by 52.

[1981, s. 176(2)]

(2) Where a widow has remarried she shall not for the purposes of this Chapter be regarded as the widow of her former husband.