Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2010
Amendments to Part 12 of Principal Act.
24.— (1) The Principal Act is amended in section 344(1) by inserting the following definition:
“ ‘civil partner’ in relation to a civil partner who has entered into a civil partnership more than once, refers only to his or her last civil partner and for this purpose that last civil partner shall be read as including the civil partner with whom, but for the fact the civil partnership has been dissolved, being a dissolution recognised as valid in the State, he or she entered into that civil partnership;”.
(2) The Principal Act is amended in section 345 (amended by section 37 and Schedule 7 of the Act of 2006)—
(a) in paragraph (a), by substituting the following subparagraph for subparagraph (i):
“(i) his wife or civil partner, and”,
(b) in paragraph (b), by substituting the following subparagraph for subparagraph (i):
“(i) her husband or civil partner, and”.