S.I. No. 620 of 2016

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S.I. No. 620 of 2016

Social welfare (consolidated claims, payments and Control) (amendment) (no. 3) (carer’s allowance) Regulations 2016



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


Article 136 of the Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payment and Control) Regulations 2007 provides for the circumstances in which a person will be regarded as providing full-time care and attention for the purposes of the carer’s allowance scheme.

These circumstances include—

  • where the carer or the person being cared for is undergoing medical or other treatment of a temporary nature in an institution (e.g. a hospital or nursing home) for a period not longer than 13 weeks, or
  • where the carer is engaged in employment, self-employment, training or education outside the home for an aggregate duration of not more than 15 hours per week.
  • These Regulations extend these circumstances to provide for the continued payment of carer’s allowance for a period of up to 12 weeks where the person in respect of whom the allowance is payable has been permanently admitted to an institution.

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