Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2008

13.

Blind welfare allowance — consequential amendments.

13.— The Principal Act is amended—

( a) in section 2(3)( b)(i) by inserting “161J” after “156(1),”,

( b) in section 139(1) by inserting the following after paragraph ( d):

“( da) blind welfare allowance.”,

( c) in section 241(2)( c) by inserting “blind welfare allowance,” after “blind pension,”,

( d) in section 244(1)( c)(iii)—

(i) by inserting “blind welfare allowance,” after “disablement pension,”, and

(ii) by substituting “the pension, allowance, benefit or supplement” for all the words from and including “the pension” to and including “or supplement”,

( e) in section 246(3) by inserting “161G(1)( d),” after “153( c),”,

( f) in section 247—

(i) in subsection (1)( b) by inserting “, blind welfare allowance” after “other than”, and

(ii) in subsection (2)( b) by inserting “, blind welfare allowance” after “other than”,

( g) in section 249 (as amended by section 10 of this Act) by inserting the following after subsection (15):

“(16) A person is disqualified for receipt of blind welfare allowance—

( a) while the person is undergoing a period of imprisonment or detention in legal custody, and

( b) except where regulations otherwise provide, while the person is resident, whether temporarily or permanently, outside the State.”,

( h) in section 265(1) by deleting subparagraph (iv) of paragraph ( a) of the definition of “relevant purpose”,

( i) in Part 3 of Schedule 3 by substituting the following for clause (ii) of Rule 1(2)( b):

“(ii) any income arising from blind welfare allowance under Chapter 5A of Part 3,”,

and

( j) in Part 5 of Schedule 3 by substituting the following for clause (iv) of Rule 1(2)( b):

“(iv) any income arising from blind welfare allowance under Chapter 5A of Part 3,”.

Annotations:

Amendments:

F4

Substituted by Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2014 (16/2014), s. 12(1)(b) and (2), not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C2

Prospective affecting provision: section 13(e) amended by Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2014 (16/2014), s. 12(1)(b) and (2), not commenced as of date of revision.

( e) in section 246(3) by inserting “ F4 [ 161G(d) ],” after “153( c),”,