S.I. No. 719/2011 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 10) (Homemakers) Regulations 2011.

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S.I. No. 719/2011 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 10) (Homemakers) Regulations 2011.

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Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 3rd January, 2012.
I, JOAN BURTON, Minister for Social Protection, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 4 and 108 (2) of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (No. 26 of 2005), hereby make the following Regulations:
Citation and construction.
1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 10) (Homemakers) Regulations 2011.
(2) These Regulations and the Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) Regulations 2007 to 2011 shall be construed together as one and may be cited as the Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) Regulations 2007 to 2011.
Prescribed time for making application to be regarded as a homemaker.
2. Article 183 of the Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) Regulations 2007 ( S.I. No. 142 of 2007 ) is amended by substituting the following sub-article for sub-article (2) (amended by article 2 of the Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 3) (Homemakers) (Prescribed Time) Regulations 2010 ( S.I. No. 545 of 2010 ):
“(2) Where a person has commenced as a homemaker on or after 6 April 1994 and not later than 31 December 2011, an application to be regarded as a homemaker shall be made not later than 31 December 2012.”.
GIVEN under my Official Seal,
22 December 2011.
JOAN BURTON,
Minister for Social Protection.
EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This Note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
These Regulations provide for the extension of the time limit within which an application to become a homemaker for the purposes of State Pension (Contributory) may be made. The new registration deadline for applications from people who commenced homemaking duties during the period from 6 April 1994 to 31 December 2011 is 31 December 2012.

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