Social Welfare Act, 1996

Supplementary welfare allowance — administration.

36.—Section 175 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for subsection (1) of the following subsections:

“(1) Subject to the general direction and control of the Minister, each health board shall, in respect of its functional area, be responsible for the administration of the functions, other than making such categories of payment as may be prescribed in such circumstances and conditions as may be prescribed, relating to supplementary welfare allowance and other functions performable under this Chapter.

(1A) Any categories of payment prescribed under subsection (1) shall be made by the Minister and regulations made under that subsection may apply to the whole State or to a specified health board or to a part of the functional area of a health board and may relate to supplementary welfare allowance generally or to supplementary welfare allowance payable by virtue of specific provisions in this Chapter.”.