S.I. No. 378 of 2009.
SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED CLAIMS, PAYMENTS AND CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) (No. 6) (NOMINATED PERSONS) REGULATIONS 2009
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
These Regulations provide for the payment of social welfare benefits and pensions to a person other than the claimant or beneficiary. A person may be either nominated by the claimant or beneficiary to act as agent and receive the payment on his or her behalf or be appointed by the Minister.
Under the legislation the Minister may appoint a person to act as agent on behalf of a claimant who is under 16 years or who is unable to manage his or her own financial affairs. These Regulations specify the circumstances in which such appointments may be made and, also, set out the duties and responsibilities of the appointed person.