Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2010
Calculation of means for rent and mortgage supplement.
6.— Section 198 of the Principal Act is amended by inserting the following subsection after subsection (1):
“(1A) Notwithstanding section 196(1)(a), in determining entitlement to a supplement in accordance with this section, where the person has not attained the age of 25 years and is not in receipt of a payment under section 142A, 142B, 197(2) or 197(4), the weekly needs of that person shall be taken to be—
(a) in the case of a person who has no means, the amount calculated in accordance with section 197(1), or
(b) in the case of a person who has means, the amount calculated in accordance with section 197(1) which would be appropriate if that person had no means, reduced by €1 per week for every €1 of his or her weekly means.”.