Social Welfare Act, 1996

Student who reaches 22 years of age during academic year to be regarded as qualified child up to end of academic year.

38.—Section 2 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion after subsection (3) of the following subsection:

“(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3)(b)(iii)(II), a person receiving full-time education, within the meaning of the said subsection, who attains the age of 22 years during an academic year, within the meaning of section 126(2), shall continue to be regarded as a qualified child for the purposes of the said subsection, while receiving full-time education for the duration of the said academic year.”.