S.I. No. 598 of 2015


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S.I. No. 598 of 2015

 

Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 9) (Change in Rates) Regulations 2015

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

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

 

Section 3 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2015 provides for increases in the maximum rates of certain social insurance payments arising from Budget 2016.

 

These Regulations provide for increases to the reduced personal rates of State Pension (Contributory), Widow’s (Contributory) Pension, Widower’s (Contributory) Pension and Surviving Civil Partner’s (Contributory) Pension, and Deserted Wife’s Benefit for those who have attained the age of 66.

 

The Regulations also provide for changes in the rates of tapered increases for the qualified adults of recipients of State Pension (Contributory), with a proportionally higher increase in the case of qualified adults over 66. In the case of recipients of Incapacity Supplement, the Regulations provide for changes in the tapered increases for qualified adults who have attained the age of 66 years. Finally, in the case of Invalidity Pension recipients, the Regulations provide for increases in the tapered rates for a qualified adult who attained 66 years of age before 2 January 2014.

 

These changes are effective from 7 January 2016 in the case of Deserted Wife’s Benefit and Invalidity Pension. The changes are effective from 8 January 2016 in the case of State Pension (Contributory), Widow’s (Contributory) Pension, Widower’s (Contributory) Pension, Surviving Civil Partner’s (Contributory) Pension and Incapacity Supplement.

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