Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1993




[1991, s. 47(1)]

197.—In this Part—

“child”, in relation to a family, means a qualified child as defined in section 2(3) who normally resides with that family;

“couple” means a married couple or a man and woman who are not married to each other but are cohabiting as husband and wife;

“family” means—

(a) a person who is engaged in remunerative full-time employment as an employee,

(b) where such person is one of a couple living with or wholly or mainly maintaining his or her spouse, that spouse, and

(c) a child or children;

“family income supplement” shall be construed in accordance with section 198;

“spouse” means each person of a couple in relation to each other;

“weekly family income” means, subject to regulations under section 202, the amount of income received in a week by a family, less any income of a person who in respect of that family is a child.