S.I. No 222 of 2007.


Print page

S.I. 222 of 2007

SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED CLAIMS, PAYMENTS AND CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) (No. 2)
(ILLNESS, JOBSEEKER’S, MATERNITY, ADOPTIVE AND DESERTED WIFE’S BENEFIT)
REGULATIONS 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

Article 4 of these regulations provides for an improvement in the conditions for receipt of Illness Benefit and Jobseeker’s Benefit for a person who was initially in receipt of either benefit payment, but who subsequently transferred to Carer’s Benefit or Carer’s Allowance and then transfers back to either Illness Benefit or Jobseeker’s Benefit. Where it is more beneficial to the person, the rate of Illness Benefit or Jobseeker’s Benefit will be restored to the level which was in payment prior to the period during which he or she was in receipt of Carer’s Benefit or Carer’s Allowance.

Article 5 of these regulations clarifies the position in relation to disqualification for receipt of Maternity Benefit and Adoptive Benefit by providing that such Benefit will not be payable where a person engages in any form of insurable employment or self-employment.

Theses changes take effect from 1 May, 2007.

Social Welfare legislation currently provides that a woman in receipt of Deserted Wife’s Benefit may engage in employment or self-employment, subject to satisfying certain conditions, including income-related conditions. Where a woman earns less than €12,697.38 per annum she may qualify for the maximum rate of Deserted Wife’s Benefit. Current legislation also provides for the payment of reduced rates of Deserted Wife’s Benefit, where her annual earnings are between €12,697.38 and €17,776.33 per annum. Articles 6 and 7 of these regulations provide for the abolition of these income thresholds and the introduction of a single annual income limit of €20,000. These regulations further provide that where a recipient of Deserted Wife’s Benefit exceeds the annual income limit of €20,000 the recipient may receive a transitional payment, equivalent to half the former rate of Deserted Wife’s Benefit payable, for a further six months. These changes take effect from 3 May 2007.


Last modified:25/09/2008
 

 Related Topics

 
 

 Application Forms

 
 

 Intreo/Local Office Locator

 
Search for your local office
img