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Social Security Law in Ireland, Third Edition

By Mel Cousins, Gerry Whyte


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book describes the social security regime in Ireland. It conveys a clear working knowledge of the legal mechanics affecting health care, employment injuries and occupational diseases, incapacity to work, pensions, survivors’ benefits, unemployment benefits and services, and family benefits.

The analysis covers the field of application, conditions for entitlement, calculation of benefits, financing, the institutional framework, and relevant law enforcement and controls. Allowances for retirees, employees, public sector workers, the self-employed, and the handicapped are all clearly explained, along with full details of claims, adjudication procedures, and appeals.

Succinct yet eminently practical, the book will be a valuable resource for lawyers handling social security matters in Ireland. It will be of practical utility to those both in public service and private practice called on to develop and to apply social security law and policy, and of special interest as a contribution to the comparative study of social security systems.

Publish Date 05/28/2021
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403533438
SKU 10090035-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors


List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Part I. The Institutions


Chapter 1. Public Institutions

Chapter 2. Position and Competence of the Public Institutions

Chapter 3. Private Institutions

Part II. Contribution and Financing


Chapter 1. Contribution Regulation for Employees

Chapter 2. Contributions for Public Sector Workers and Public Office Holders

Chapter 3. Contributions for the Self-Employed

Chapter 4. Other Contributions

Chapter 5. Government Funding

Part III. Healthcare


Chapter 1. Field of Application

Chapter 2. Benefits

Part IV. Family Allowances

Chapter 1. Child Benefit

Chapter 2. Increase for a Qualified Child

Chapter 3. Guardian’s Payment

Chapter 4. Maternity Benefit

Chapter 5. Adoptive Benefit and Health and Safety Benefit

Chapter 6. Paternity Benefit

Chapter 7. Parent’s Benefit

Chapter 8. Parental Leave

Chapter 9. Payments to Qualified Adults

Chapter 10. OFP and Lone Parents’ Payments

Part V. Incapacity to Work, Disability and Care

Chapter 1. Illness Benefit

Chapter 2. Illness Benefit (COVID-19)

Chapter 3. Invalidity Pension

Chapter 4. Partial Capacity Benefit

Chapter 5. Disability Allowance

Chapter 6. Blind Pension

Chapter 7. Carer’s Allowance

Chapter 8. Carer’s Benefit

Chapter 9. Carer’s Support Grant

Chapter 10. Domiciliary Care Allowance

Part VI. Industrial Accidents and Occupational Diseases

Chapter 1. The Occupational Injuries Scheme

Part VII. Unemployment and Low-Income Families

Chapter 1. Jobseeker’s Benefit

Chapter 2. JB (Self-Employed)

Chapter 3. Jobseeker’s Allowance

Chapter 4. Farm Assist

Chapter 5. Working Family Payment

Chapter 6. Back-to-Work Family Dividend

Chapter 7. COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Part VIII. Pensions

Chapter 1. State Pension (Contributory)

Chapter 2. State Pension (Non-contributory)

Chapter 3. Widow(er)’s and SCP’s (Contributory) Pension

Chapter 4. Widow(er)’s and SCP’s (Non-contributory) Pension

Part IX. Payments on or after Death

Chapter 1. Widowed or SCP’s Grant

Chapter 2. Payments after Death

Part X. Minimum Income Benefit

Chapter 1. Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Part XI. Means Tests

Chapter 1. General Principles

Chapter 2. Jobseeker’s Allowance Test

Chapter 3. State Pension (Non-contributory)

Chapter 4. Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Chapter 5. Long-Term Payments Test

Chapter 6. Nursing Home Support Scheme Test

Part XII. Claims, General Provisions and Adjudication

Chapter 1. Claims

Chapter 2. Accumulation Rules (Overlapping Provisions)

Chapter 3. Residence and Absence

Chapter 4. Imprisonment, Detention in Legal Custody & Institutions

Chapter 5. Overpayments and Repayments

Chapter 6. Distribution of Assets

Chapter 7. Recovery and Deductibility of Benefits in Personal Injury and Fatal Accident Claims

Chapter 8. Adjudication

Selected Bibliography

Table of Cases

Table of Legislation