S.I. No. 601 of 2008.
SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED CLAIMS, PAYMENTS AND CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 4) (INCREASE IN RATES) REGULATIONS 2008
(This note is not part of the instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation).
The Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008 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 2009.
The Regulations provide for increases in the minimum weekly rate of Maternity Benefit and Adoptive Benefit, with effect from 29 December 2008.