Social Welfare Act, 1996

Increase of disablement pension where constant attendance is needed.

39.—Section 57 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the insertion after subsection (1) of the following subsections:

“(1A) Subject to subsection (1B), regulations may provide for entitling to an increase of disablement pension under this section, a beneficiary who would otherwise be entitled thereto but for the fact that the beneficiary is in receipt of a disablement pension which is payable in respect of an assessment of less than 100 per cent.

(1B) Regulations for the purposes of subsection (1A) shall provide that an increase of pension payable by virtue thereof shall be payable at an amount less than the amount that would be payable in respect of an assessment of 100 per cent., and the amount of the increase of pension so payable may vary in relation to the degree of disablement assessed.”.