Social Welfare Act, 1996

One-parent family payment — entitlement of person whose marriage has been dissolved.

20.—(1) Section 157(2) of the Principal Act (inserted by section 17 of this Act) is hereby amended by the insertion after paragraph (b) of the following paragraph:

“(c) a reference to a qualified parent shall include a reference to a person who would otherwise be a qualified parent but for the fact that the person's marriage has been dissolved, being a dissolution that is recognised as valid in the State.”.

(2) Section 8 of the No. 2 Act of 1995 is hereby repealed.