S.I. No. 730 of 2011.
SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) REGULATIONS 2011
Section 3 of the Social Welfare Act 2011 abolishes entitlement to Disablement Benefit where the loss of faculty is less than 15%, with effect from 1 January 2012. Existing recipients of Disablement Benefit who have qualified for payment before 1 January 2012 on the basis of assessments of less than 15% will be protected.
These Regulations make consequential changes in relation to the rates of weekly pension or once-off gratuities payable under the Disablement Benefit scheme.