Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003

Payments after death — improvements.

7.—(1) Section 210(2) (as amended by section 18 of the Act of 2001) of the Principal Act is amended by inserting the following after paragraph (aa) (inserted by section 25 of the Act of 2000):

“(aaa) where a person who is in receipt of disability benefit, unemployment benefit, invalidity pension, unemployment assistance, unemployability supplement, supplementary welfare allowance, pre-retirement allowance, disability allowance or farm assist dies, and his or her spouse is in receipt of a benefit specified in paragraphs (a) to (kkkk) and (p) of subsection (1) in his or her own right, payment of the deceased person's benefit shall continue to be made for a period of 6 weeks after the date of death and shall, during that period, be made to such person and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed, and”.

(2) This section comes into operation on 1 June 2003.