Social Welfare Act, 1995

Recoupment of supplementary welfare allowance.

21.—The Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion after section 184 of the following section:


(a) in respect of any period a health board has granted supplementary welfare allowance to or in respect of a person who, though entitled under the legislation of a Member State (other than the State) to a social security payment (in this section referred to as ‘the relevant payment’), is not in receipt of such payment, and

(b) such supplementary welfare allowance is in excess of the amount which would have been granted to that person if he had been in receipt of the relevant payment, and

(c) the health board has certified to the competent institution of the relevant Member State the amount of supplementary welfare allowance in excess of which he would have been entitled (in this section referred to as ‘the excess’) in respect of the said period by such health board,

the health board may request the said institution to deduct the amount of the excess from the relevant payment.”.