Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1993


[1990, s. 17]

169.—(1) The Minister shall make regulations for the purpose of giving effect to this Chapter.

[1990, s. 17; 1991, s. 8(3)]

(2) Regulations under this section may, in particular and without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1)—

(a) provide for amounts paid in respect of prescribed relative allowance on or after the 1st day of November, 1990 to be treated as payment on account of carer's allowance,

(b) provide for—

(i) entitling to carer's allowance such class or classes of person as may be prescribed who would be entitled thereto but for the fact that the conditions as to means as calculated in accordance with the Rules contained in Part II of the Third Schedule are not satisfied, or

(ii) entitling to carer's allowance at a rate higher than that calculated in accordance with subsection (2) of section 165 such class or classes of person as may be prescribed,

and the rate of allowance so payable may vary in accordance with the claimant's means.