Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007

18.

Bereavement grant — improvements.

18.— Section 134(3) of the Principal Act is amended by substituting the following for the definition of “qualified child”:

“‘ qualified child ’, in section 134(1)( b), means—

( a) a person—

(i) who, at the date of death, is under the age of 18 years or over the age of 18 years and under the age of 22 years, and is receiving full-time education, the circumstances of which will be specified in regulations,

(ii) who is ordinarily resident in the State on that date, and

(iii) in respect of whose death the relevant contribution conditions for bereavement grant are not satisfied by the person’s insurance or the insurance of that person’s spouse,

or

( b) a person who, at the date of death, is over the age of 16 years and under the age of 22 years and is in receipt of disability allowance.”.