Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1993

Qualifying conditions for disability benefit (volunteer development workers).

12.—Section 32 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion after subsection (8) of the following subsection:

“(9) The requirement contained in subsection (1) (c) that the claimant must have prescribed reckonable weekly earnings in excess of a prescribed amount in the prescribed period shall not apply in the case of a claim for disability benefit made by a person in the benefit year in which that person, having been a volunteer development worker, returns to the State from a developing country or in the next succeeding benefit year.”.