Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2009


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.”.