S.I. No. 369 of 2013


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S.I. No. 369 of 2013.

SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED CLAIMS, PAYMENTS AND CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 3) (DISCRIMINATION ON GROUNDS OF AGE) REGULATIONS 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

Section 18 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2014 enables the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to discriminate on the grounds of age in respect of a prescribed class of persons in the provision of employment services and supports. Section 18 also provides that there must be objectively justifiable reasons for such age-based discrimination.

These Regulations prescribe persons between the ages of 18 and 25 years for these purposes.

The provisions contained in section 18 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2014 and in these Regulations will facilitate the implementation of the Youth Guarantee, which was agreed by the European Council on 22 April 2013 to tackle the challenge of youth joblessness.

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