Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006

Pre-retirement allowance — payment of allowance.

15.— Section 149 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) in subsection (5), by substituting “subsections (6) and (8)” for “subsection (6)”, and

(b) by inserting the following after subsection (6):

“(7) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Chapter and subject to subsection (8), pre-retirement allowance shall not be payable to a person in respect of any period of retirement which begins on or after such date as may be prescribed.

(8) Subsection (7) shall not apply where a continuous period of retirement, as read in accordance with subsection (5), began before the date prescribed for the purposes of subsection (7).”.