S.I. No. 603 of 2011.
SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED SUPPLEMENTARY WELFARE ALLOWANCE) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 4) (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 (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) Regulations 2007 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