Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2008

8.

One-parent family payment — increase in income limit and amendment.

8.— (1) Section 173 of the Principal Act (amended by section 22 of the Act of 2007) is amended by substituting the following for subsection (3):

“(3) Subject to this Act, a one-parent family payment is not payable to a qualified parent whose weekly earnings (including wages and profit from any form of self-employment), calculated or estimated as prescribed, exceed €425.”.

(2) Part 5 of Schedule 3 to the Principal Act (amended by section 35 of the Act of 2007) is amended in Rule 1 by substituting the following for paragraph (4):

“(4) ( a) subject to subparagraph ( b), in the case of one-parent family payment, the weekly earnings (including wages and profit from any form of self-employment), calculated or estimated as prescribed, constitute the weekly means of that parent from earnings for the purposes of Chapter 7 of Part 3,

( b) in calculating the weekly earnings for the purposes of subparagraph ( a), an amount of €146.50 together with half the weekly earnings in excess of that amount shall be disregarded;”.

(3) This section comes into operation on 8 May 2008.