S.I. No 138 of 2008


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S.I. 138 of 2008

SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED CLAIMS, PAYMENTS AND CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) (No. 2) (EARNINGS DISREGARD) REGULATIONS 2008

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These regulations provide for the amendment of the provisions governing the means test for the purposes of the one-parent family payment and widow's (noncontributory) pension and widower's (non-contributory) pension.

Article 4 provides that social insurance contributions are to be disregarded in the calculation of average weekly earnings for the purposes of widow's (noncontributory) pension and widower's (non-contributory) pension. This brings the arrangements formally into line with other working age schemes.

Article 5 provides for the calculation of weekly earnings for the purposes of entitlement to the one parent family payment scheme and provides for the disregard of superannuation contributions, social insurance contributions, health contributions and trade union subscriptions where the gross income does not exceed the amount specified in the Act.

The regulation also provides for a technical amendment to the Principal Regulations.

These regulations come into operation on 8 May 2008.

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