Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2010

Amendment to Part 6 of Principal Act.

22.— The Principal Act is amended in section 227 (amended by section 22 of the Act of 2008)—

(a) by inserting the following definition:

“ ‘civil partner’ includes a civil partner whose civil partnership has been dissolved, being a dissolution that is recognised as valid in the State;”,

(b) in the definition of “family”, by substituting the following paragraph for paragraph (b):

“(b) where that person is living with or wholly or mainly maintaining—

(i) his or her spouse,

(ii) his or her civil partner, or

(iii) his or her cohabitant,

that spouse, civil partner or cohabitant, and”,


(c) in the definition of “spouse”, by deleting paragraph (b).