Social Welfare Act, 1998

Carer's allowance — payment after death.

12.—Section 210(2) (as amended by section 26 of the Act of 1994) of the Principal Act is hereby amended by—

(a) the insertion after paragraph (d) of the following paragraph:

“(dd) where a person is in receipt of carer's allowance and the relevant pensioner, in respect of whom the carer is providing full-time care and attention, dies, and the carer is the spouse of that pensioner, in any case where the said carer is not entitled to payment under the provisions of paragraph (a), payment of carer's allowance, in respect of the relevant pensioner, shall continue to be made for a period of 6 weeks after the death of the relevant pensioner, and”,


(b) the substitution in paragraph (f) for “(a) or (c)” of “(a), (c) or (dd)” in each place where it occurs.