Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006

33

Means assessment — amendments.

33.— Schedule 3 to the Principal Act is amended—

( a) in Part 1, by inserting the following definition before the definition of “fisherman”:

“‘blind person’ means a person who—

( a) has attained the age of 18 years, and

( b) is so blind that the person either cannot perform any work for which eyesight is essential or cannot continue with his or her ordinary occupation;”,

( b) in Part 4, in Rule 1(2)( b)(v), by inserting the following after subclause (I)(A):

“(AA) any allowable pension payment within the meaning of the Social Welfare (Consolidated Contributions and Insurability) (Amendment) (No. 1) (Refunds) Regulations 2003,”,

and

( c) in Table 2—

(i) by substituting the following for reference 2:

2.

any moneys received—

( a) by way of child benefit under Part 4 or a payment corresponding to that benefit from another Member State, or

( b) by way of early childcare supplement under Part 4A;

”,

(ii) in reference 3, by inserting “or home care grant” after “domiciliary care allowance”,

(iii) by inserting the following after reference 3:

3A.

any allowance received under a scheme administered by the Minister for Education and Science and known as the Home Tuition Scheme where that allowance is used towards defraying the cost of home tuition;

”,

and

(iv) by inserting the following after reference 18:

18A.

any allowable pension payment within the meaning of the Social Welfare (Consolidated Contributions and Insurability) (Amendment) (No. 1) (Refunds) Regulations 2003;

”.