Statutory Instruments

Health (Residential Support Services Maintenance and Accomodation Contributions) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 – S.I. no. 58 of 2017

These Regulations amend three Schedules to the Health (Residential Support Services Maintenance and Accommodation Contributions) Regulations 2016 (“the Principal Regulations”) by adjusting upwards, by €5, the weekly income bands which determine the amount of the contribution a recipient of “residential support services” (as defined in section 67A(1) of the Health Act 1970) is required to make under the Principal Regulations.

The main effect of these amendments is that a social welfare payment recipient is not required to make an increased contribution under the Principal Regulations where the relevant social welfare payment rate increases by €5 in March 2017 (under section 21 or 25 of the Social Welfare Act 2016).

The income band adjustments provided for in these Regulations come into operation:

  • on the “rate change date” as defined in Regulation 2 (during the period 8 March 2017 to 17 March 2017) in respect of a “relevant benefit recipient” as defined in Regulation 2, and
  • on 17 March 2017 in respect of all other persons to whom the Principal Regulations apply.

S.I. no. 58 of 2017