Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2009

9.

Claims — amendment.

9.— The Principal Act is amended in section 241 by inserting the following subsections after subsection (1):

“(1A) The Minister may prescribe information and the nature and form of the information to be furnished by a person making a claim for benefit where the Minister forms the opinion that the furnishing of the information would assist—

( a) a deciding officer, bureau officer, the Executive or any other person who makes a decision in relation to a claim for benefit as to whether the person making the claim is entitled to make a claim for, or receive any benefit under this Act, or

( b) in assessing the training, education or development needs appropriate to his or her personal circumstances.

(1B) For the purposes of prescribing information pursuant to subsection (1A) that shall be furnished by a person making a claim for benefit, different types and forms of information may be specified as respects different classes of persons or claims for benefit.”.