S.I. No 859 of 2007.


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S.I. 859 of 2007

SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED CLAIMS, PAYMENTS AND CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) (No. 7) (CHILD BENEFIT) REGULATIONS 2007

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

These regulations provide for amendment to the rules used to determine the person with whom the qualified child resides for the purposes of child benefit and as a consequence for the early childcare supplement. It also provides for the extension of child benefit to children over the age of 16 who are receiving home schooling.

Article 4 of these regulations provide that where a child is placed in foster care or with a relative by the Health Services Executive, payment of child benefit will transfer to the foster parent.

In order to preserve the birth parents entitlement to child benefit where the child has been placed in short-term foster care article 4 further provides that the payment of child benefit to the foster parent will only take effect once the child has been residing with the foster parent for a period of 6 months.

Article 5 provides for the extension of child benefit to children over the age of 16 who are receiving home schooling.

Article 6 provides that the payment of the early childcare supplement will follow child benefit residency rules subject to the payment being made to the person with whom the child resides for the majority of the quarter. This will permit the foster parent to receive payment of the early childcare supplement.


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