Social Welfare Act, 2000

Farm assist — improvements in assessment of income.

18.—(1) Part IV of the Third Schedule to the Principal Act (inserted by section 16 of the Act of 1999) is amended by—

(a) the substitution in Rule 1 for paragraph (1) of the following paragraph:

“(1) the gross yearly income which the farmer or his or her spouse may be reasonably expected to receive from farming or any other form of self-employment, less—

(a) any expenses necessarily incurred in carrying on farming or other form of self-employment, and

(b) in the case of a farmer who has a qualified child, who normally resides with him or her, an amount of—

(i) £200 per annum in respect of each of the first two qualified children, and

(ii) £300 per annum in respect of each subsequent qualified child,

calculated at the rate of 70 per cent.;”,


(b) the deletion in Rule 1(3) of subparagraph (i).

(2) This section comes into operation on such day as the Minister may appoint by order.