Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1995

Family income supplement.

9.—Section 197 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by—

(a) the deletion of the definition of “couple”,

(b) the substitution for paragraph (b) of the definition of “family” of the following paragraph:

“(b) where such person is living with or wholly or mainly maintaining his or her spouse, that spouse, and”,


(c) the substitution for the definition of “spouse” of the following definition:

“‘spouse’ includes—

(a) a party to a marriage that has been dissolved, being a dissolution that is recognised as valid in the State, or

(b) a man and woman who are not married to each other but are cohabiting as husband and wife;”.