Social Welfare Act, 1994

Maternity benefit.

17.—(1) The Principal Act is hereby amended by—

(a) the insertion in section 39 (1) after paragraph (a) of the following paragraph:

“(aa) the amount of disability benefit, including any increases thereof, which the woman would otherwise receive if she was entitled to the said benefit, or”, and

(b) the substitution in paragraph (a) of section 41 (1) of “24 weeks” for “28 weeks”.

(2) This section shall come into operation on the 25th day of July, 1994.