Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007


Invalidity pension — amendment to entitlement to pension.

16.— Section 118 of the Principal Act is amended by substituting the following for subsection (3):

“(3) Regulations may provide for disqualifying a person for receiving invalidity pension where the person fails without good cause to comply with such requirements as may be specified by the regulations, including but not necessarily limited to:

(a) attending for or submitting to any medical or other examination or treatment;

(b) complying with instructions relating to his or her incapacity issued by a registered medical practitioner;

(c) refraining from behaviour likely to hinder his or her recovery;

(d) being available to meet with an officer of the Minister regarding his or her claim for invalidity pension.

(4) A person shall not be disqualified for receipt of invalidity pension while engaging in such class or classes of employment or training and subject to such circumstances and conditions as may be prescribed.”.