S.I. No. 375 of 2018

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(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)


Section 241 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 sets out the time and manner in which claims for various social welfare payments are to be made. Section 241(2) provides that where a person fails to make a claim for a social welfare payment within a prescribed time, then he or she will be disqualified for receiving payment for a period before the claim was made. Different periods are specified depending on the nature of the particular social welfare payment scheme involved.


Reflecting changes in the administration of the scheme and employer practices, these Regulations provide for the extension of the prescribed time for claiming Illness Benefit from 7 days to 6 weeks.

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