S.I. No. 157 of 2010.
SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED CLAIMS, PAYMENTS AND CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) (ASSESSMENT OF MEANS) REGULATIONS 2010.
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
These Regulations clarify the existing provisions relating to the assessment of means for social assistance purposes of a property which was formerly the home of a claimant. Where a person vacates their residence on a temporary basis or indefinitely due to old age or incapacity, the capital value of that property will be exempt from the assessment of means for social assistance purposes (other than Supplementary Welfare Allowance). In addition, where the person has offered the property for sale, the capital value of that property will not be assessed for a period of up to two years from the date on which the property was vacated and remains unsold.