Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006

SCHEDULE 7

Miscellaneous Amendments to Principal Act

Provision Affected

Amendment

(1)

(2)

Section 3(10)

Substitute “150(3), 152, 158, 161,” for “150(3), 158”.

Section 38(1)

Substitute “section 13(2)( b)” for “section 13(2)( d)”.

Section 109(16)

Delete “and who does not have an entitlement to an old age (contributory) pension by virtue of Regulation (EEC) No. 1408/71 of the Council of the European Communities or by virtue of a reciprocal arrangement under the provisions of section 287”.

Section 152

Substitute the following for the definition of “spouse”:

“‘spouse’ includes a party to a marriage that has been dissolved, being a dissolution that is recognised as valid in the State;”.

Section 219(2)

Substitute “subsection (1)( c)” for “subsection (1)”.

Section 250(2)

( a) Insert “, or an application for, or the use of, a personal public service number in accordance with sections 262 to 271 and any question arising on or in relation to that application or use,” after “in relation to that benefit”.

( b) In paragraph ( d) delete “and”.

( c) In paragraph ( e) insert “and” after “benefit,”.

( d) Insert the following after paragraph ( e):

“( f) a person who has sought the allocation of a personal public service number within the meaning of section 262 or a person to whom such a number has been allocated,”.

Section 328

Substitute the following for that section:

“Certificate by deciding officer, appeals officer or by an employee of the Executive.

328.— A document purporting to be a certificate of a decision made under this Act by a deciding officer or an appeals officer or purporting to be a certificate of a determination made under this Act by an employee of the Executive and to be signed by him or her shall be prima facie evidence of the making of the decision or determination, as the case may be, and of the terms of that decision or determination, as the case may be, without proof of the signature of the officer or employee or of his or her official capacity.”.

Section 345

Substitute “22” for “21” in each place where it occurs.