Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008

Domiciliary care allowance.

19.— (1) The Principal Act is amended—

(a) in section 186C (inserted by section 15 of the Act of 2008)—

(i) in paragraph (a), by substituting “registered medical practitioner” for “medical practitioner”, and

(ii) in paragraph (c), by deleting the words “as defined in section 3 of the Children Act 2001 ”,


(b) by substituting the following Part for Part 5 (inserted by section 16(i) of the Act of 2008) of Schedule 4:

Section 186F.



The monthly amount of domiciliary care allowance, per child, is €309.50.”.

(2) The amendments (effected by subsection (1)) to section 186C of, and Part 5 of Schedule 4 to, the Principal Act are deemed to have been included in each of those provisions with effect from the passing of the Act of 2008 and each of those provisions (as amended by subsection (1)) shall come into operation in accordance with section 1(6) of that Act.