Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Chapter 2

Unemployment Assistance


[1993 s119(1); 2005 (SW&P) s25 & Sch 3]

140.—(1) In this Chapter—

“beneficiary” means a person entitled to unemployment assistance;

“weekly means”, subject to subsection (2) and Rule 1(1), (5), (6) or (7), as the case may be, of Part 2 of Schedule 3 shall be the yearly means divided by 52 but the amount so calculated shall be rounded up to the nearest €1 where it is a multiple of 50 cent but not also a multiple of €1 and shall be rounded to the nearest €1 where it is not a multiple of 50 cent or €1.

[1993 s119(2); 2005 (SW&P) s25 & Sch 3]

(2) In this Chapter references to means shall be read as references to means as calculated in accordance with the Rules contained in Part 2 of Schedule 3 .

[1993 s119(3)]

(3) Where, immediately before 29 July 1992, a person was entitled to or in receipt of unemployment assistance, any decision by a deciding officer or an appeals officer in relation to the means of that person for the purposes of that person qualifying for a qualification certificate is deemed to be a decision under section 141 (1)(c).