S.I. No 148 of 2007.


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S.I. 148 of 2007

SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED CLAIMS, PAYMENTS AND CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) (CARER’S INCOME DISREGARD AND FAMILY INCOME SUPPLEMENT) REGULATIONS 2007)

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

Social Welfare legislation currently provides that a person in receipt of Carer’s Benefit may engage in employment or self-employment, subject to a maximum of fifteen hours per week and an income ceiling of €290. Article 4 of these regulations increases the income ceiling to €320 per week, effective from 5th April 2007.

These regulations further provide for an increase in the income disregarded for the purposes of Carer’s Allowance. In the case of a single person, the increase is €30 per week, bringing the total amount of the disregard to €320. In the case of a couple, the disregard is increased by €60 per week, to a new total of €640. These changes take effect from 5th April 2007.

In addition, these regulations also provide for the assessment of rental income in determining the income of a family for the purposes of Family Income Supplement


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