Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1993


Supplementary Welfare Allowance


[1981, s. 199; 1985 (No. 2), s. 16; 1993, s. 39(6)]

170.—In this Chapter—

“the Act of 1939” means the Public Assistance Act, 1939 ;

“adult dependant” means—

(a) the spouse of the beneficiary who is being wholly or mainly maintained by him, or

(b) a person over the age of 16 years being wholly or mainly maintained by the beneficiary and having the care of one or more than one qualified child who normally resides with the beneficiary where the beneficiary is—

(i) a single person,

(ii) a widow,

(iii) a widower, or

(iv) a married person who is not living with and is neither wholly nor mainly maintaining, nor being wholly or mainly maintained by, such married person's spouse;

“child dependant” means, in relation to a beneficiary any child, not being an adult dependant, who has not attained the age of 18 years and who is dependent on that beneficiary for support;

“home assistance” means home assistance within the meaning of the Act of 1939;

“public assistance authority” means a public assistance authority within the meaning of section 8 of the Act of 1939, as extended by section 7 of the Health Authorities Act, 1960 , and section 84 of the Health Act, 1970 ;

“supplementary welfare allowance” means an allowance in cash or in kind granted under this Chapter.