S.I. 862 of 2007
SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED CLAIMS, PAYMENTS AND CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) (No. 8) (INCREASE IN RATES) REGULATIONS 2007
The Social Welfare Act 2007 provides for increases in the maximum rates of social insurance payments arising from Budget 2008.
These Regulations provide for increases in the reduced rates of Illness Benefit, Jobseeker's Benefit, Health and Safety Benefit, State Pension (Contributory), State Pension (Transition), Widow's and Widower's (Contributory) Pension and Deserted Wife's Benefit, and also provides for increases in the rates of tapered increases in respect of Qualified Adults. All of these increases are effective from the first week in January 2008.
The Regulations provide for increases in the minimum weekly rate of Maternity Benefit and Adoptive Benefit, with effect from 31 December 2007.
The Regulations also provide for the disregard of social insurance contributions, Health contributions, superannuation contributions and trade union subscriptions when calculating means from employment of a rehabilitative nature for the purposes of the Blind Pension.