Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1993

Amounts of child benefit.

[1991, s. 5(1); 1993, s. 38(1)]

194.—(1) Subject to this Act, a person who is qualified for child benefit shall, so long as he remains so qualified, be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas a monthly benefit of the amount set out in column (1) of Part III of the Fourth Schedule in respect of each of the first 3 qualified children and, in addition, the amount set out in column (2) of that Part in respect of each qualified child (if any) in excess of 3.

[1981, s. 225(2); 1986, s. 17(1)]

(2) Notwithstanding anything in this Part, the monthly benefit payable to a qualified person in respect of a qualified child whose birth was part of a multiple birth of 3 or more children of whom not less than 3 remain qualified shall be double the benefit that would have been payable if this subsection had not been enacted.

[1993, s. 5(3)]

(3) Subject to this Act, a person who is qualified for child benefit shall be paid a grant in accordance with subsection (4) in respect of 2 or more qualified children where the birth of each child was part of the same multiple birth.

[1993, s. 5(3)]

(4) The amount of the grant payable in accordance with subsection (3) shall be £200 if the qualified children are 2 in number, £300 where they are 3 in number and £400 if they exceed 3 in number.

[1993, s. 5(4)]

(5) Subsection (3) of this section shall apply in the case of any multiple birth occurring on or after the 1st day of July, 1993.

[1981, s. 225(4)]

(6) A grant under subsection (3) shall become payable on the date of birth of the last-born of the qualified children of the multiple birth.

[1981, s. 225(5); 1986, s. 17(1)]

(7) Payment of a grant under subsection (3) shall be in addition to any child benefit payable by way of a monthly benefit under this Part in respect of the children concerned.