S.I. No. 448 of 2012.
SOCIAL WELFARE (RENT ALLOWANCE) (AMENDMENT) (MISCELLANEOUS AMENDMENTS) REGULATIONS 2012
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
These Regulations provide for a number of miscellaneous amendments to the Social Welfare (Rent Allowance) Regulations 1998, which relate to the rent allowance scheme for tenants of formerly controlled rented dwellings, as a consequence of the abolition of certain schemes and changes to the operation of other schemes. These Regulations provide for amendments arising from—
- the transfer of administrative responsibility for the Domiciliary Care Allowance scheme from the Health Service Executive to the Department of Social Protection, and
- the abolition of the Infectious Diseases Maintenance Allowance scheme.
These Regulations abolish the disregard of income from employment by the Health Service Executive as a Home Help in the assessment of means for Rent Allowance purposes, in line with a similar amendment that was made in the Social Welfare Act 2011 in relation to the assessment of means for social assistance payments generally.
These Regulations also bring the provisions relating to offences and penalties for those offences into line with the provisions for offences and penalties contained in the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005.