Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005


[1993 s175(1); 2005 (SW&P) s23 & Sch 1]

194.—(1) Subject to the general direction and control of the Minister, the Executive, in respect of its functional areas, shall be responsible for the administration of functions performable under this Chapter and the functions relating to supplementary welfare allowance other than—

(a) functions relating to claims for supplementary welfare allowance decided by a deciding officer, and

(b) making the categories of payment that may be prescribed in the circumstances and conditions that may be prescribed.

[1996 s36; 2005 (SW&P) s23 & Sch 1]

(2) Any categories of payment prescribed under subsection (1) shall be made by the Minister and regulations made under that subsection may apply to the whole State or to a functional area of the Executive or to a part of a functional area of the Executive and may relate to supplementary welfare allowance generally or to supplementary welfare allowance payable by virtue of specific provisions in this Chapter.

[1993 s175(2); 2005 (SW&P) s23 & Sch 1]

(3) Subject to subsection (1), the Executive shall grant to every person in its functional areas who is eligible therefor the supplementary welfare allowance determined, in accordance with this Chapter, to be due to that person.