S.I. No 178 of 2015


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S.I. No. 178 of 2015.

SOCIAL WELFARE (CONSOLIDATED OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 1) (DISQUALIFICATIONS) REGULATIONS 2015

EXPLANATORY NOTE

These Regulations amend the Social Welfare (Consolidated Occupational Injuries) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 102 of 2007) in the light of section 3 of the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015.

Section 3 of the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 provides for a new definition of the term “medical assessor” for the purposes of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 and for a number of consequential amendments to clarify the role of medical assessors in the social welfare decisions process. Article 2 of these Regulations provides for a consequential amendment to the provisions of the 2007 Consolidated Occupational Injuries Regulations relating to disqualification for Injury Benefit and Disablement Benefit where a person fails without good cause to see an officer of the Minister and to answer any reasonable enquiries made by such an officer relating to his or her claim.

In addition to seeing and answering enquiries of an officer of the Minister, article 2 of these Regulations provides that a person will also be disqualified for receipt of Injury Benefit and Disablement Benefit where a person fails without good cause to see a medical assessor and to answer any reasonable enquiries made by a medical assessor relating to his or her claim.

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