Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2008

State pension (contributory) — homemakers.

11.— Section 108 of the Principal Act (substituted by section 8 of the Act of 2006) is amended—

(a) in subsection (2) by substituting the following for paragraph (a) of the definition of “homemaker”:

“(a) is resident in the State, or is a person referred to in paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of section 219(2), and is under pensionable age,”,

(b) by substituting the following for subsection (2A):

“(2A) The question whether a person satisfies the criteria set out in the definition of ‘homemaker’ in subsection (2) is a question that may be decided by a deciding officer.”.