S.I. No. 600 of 2011.
SOCIAL WELFARE (RENT ALLOWANCE) (AMENDMENT) (CIVIL PARTNERSHIP) REGULATIONS 2011
Following the enactment of the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act in July 2010, the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2010 provided for a range of amendments to the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 to comply with the new civil partnership legislation. These amendments to the Social Welfare Consolidation Act took effect from 1 January 2011.
These Regulations make the necessary amendments to the Social Welfare (Rent Allowance) Regulations 1998, which relates to the rent allowance scheme for tenants of formerly controlled rented dwellings, to ensure compliance with the civil partnership legislation by extending to civil partners, and to cohabitants in certain circumstances, the various rights and obligations that currently apply to spouses.
In addition, these Regulations convert to Euro equivalents a number of monetary amounts relating to the Rent Allowance scheme which were still denoted in punts.