Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007


Amendments to Social Welfare Acts

Amendment to definition of volunteer development worker.

3.— Section 2(1) of the Principal Act is amended by substituting the following for the definition of “volunteer development worker”:

“ ‘ volunteer development worker ’ means a person who is employed temporarily outside the State in a developing country and has secured that employment—

(a) by or through the Department of Foreign Affairs or by or through a non-governmental agency in the State, or

(b) by or through a governmental or non-governmental agency in any Member State other than the State, or

(c) directly with the government of a developing country,

and who is employed by any of those agencies or by the government of the developing country or by both under conditions of remuneration similar to local conditions applying in that country and who was resident in the State immediately before taking up that employment;”.