S.I. No. 157 of 2014

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S.I. No. 157 of 2014.



(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

In line with the means disregards that apply to social assistance payments in general, these Regulations provide for the disregard of the following sums for the purposes of the means test applying to the Rent Allowance Scheme for tenants of formerly controlled rented dwellings—

  • compensation awarded by certain Tribunals and Redress Boards, e.g. payments awarded by the Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal, the Residential Institutions Redress Board or under the provisions of the Health (Repayment Scheme) Act 2006,
  • payments which have been determined in accordance with the Magdalen Commission Report for the benefit of women who were admitted to and worked in the Magdalen Laundries, and
  • payments awarded by the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund Board.

These Regulations also provide for an increase in the amount of weekly means to be disregarded in respect of a qualified child who resides with a recipient of such a Rent Allowance, from €16.80 to €29.80, to bring this disregard into line with the current rate of the weekly social welfare increase that is payable in respect of a qualified child.

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