[2nd August, 1935.] (b) which is not a country with the proper authority of which the Minister has entered into reciprocal arrangements under the provisions of Part VII of this Act relating to reciprocal arrangements with other countries; the word “soldier” means a member of the Defence Forces of Saorstát Éireann (including the Reserve), in respect of whom contributions under the National Health Insurance Acts are for the time being payable under those Acts; the expression “the appointed age” when used in relation to a child means the age of fourteen years, except in the case of a child who on attaining that age is under full-time instruction in a day school and continues under such full-time instruction after such attainment, when the said expression means the age (not exceeding sixteen years) up to which such child remains under such full-time instruction and except in the case of a child who on attaining the age of fourteen years is, owing to physical or mental infirmity neither able to receive full-time instruction at a day school nor to engage in any remunerative occupation, when the said expression means the age (not exceeding sixteen years) up to which such physical or mental infirmity continues; the word “child” includes a step-child, and in relation to a man, an illegitimate child, either of himself or his wife, who was living with him at the time of his death and, in relation to a woman, includes an illegitimate child of such woman who was living with her at the time of her death; (2) Where, during any period, the widow of a man is undergoing a sentence of imprisonment, in pursuance of an order of a court directing her to be imprisoned without the option of a fine, or a sentence of penal servitude, or is maintained in any place as a criminal lunatic or as a non-paying patient in any district or auxiliary mental hospital, within the meaning of section 9 of the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898 , as amended by section 79 of the Local Government Act, 1925 (No.5 of 1925), the children (if any) of such man shall, during such period, be treated, for the purposes of the provisions of Part II of this Act relating to orphans' (contributory) pensions and the provisions of Part III of this Act relating to orphans' (non-contributory) pensions, as if they were the orphan children of such man.
Even if we really wanted to, how could we possibly make time to care for someone in need?
Can we really make a difference in that struggling teen’s life?
I wrote to the Ministry of Finance (Pensions Branch) and received a reply stating that my records indicate that I am qualified for the exemption.
The Pensions Branch said that for the exemption to be applied I would need to get from the Ministry of Agriculture supporting documents indicating my contributions during my years of employment at the ministry.
(3) Where the Minister is satisfied, as regards any employment in respect of which the conditions mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) of sub-section (1) of this section are complied with, that provision is made, by means of any statutory enactment or by other means approved by the Minister, for securing, in respect of the widows and children of men employed in such employment or in respect of the children of women employed in such employment, benefits on the whole not less favourable than the benefits conferred by this Act, the Minister may by order declare that such employment shall not be an excepted employment to which this Act applies.
(4) Section 66 of the National Insurance Act, 1911, shall, for the purposes of this Act, apply to any question whether any employment or class of employment is an excepted employment to which this Act applies or a particular class of excepted employment to which this Act applies, or whether a person was or is a person employed in such an excepted employment, and to any question as to who is or was the employer of a person employed in any such excepted employment, in like manner as if the question related to an employment within the meaning of the National Health Insurance Acts.
Biblical compassion compels us to invest in the lives of real people around us in a way that may cost us much but reaps eternal rewards beyond anything we stand to lose today.
AN ACT TO MAKE PROVISION FOR PENSIONS FOR CERTAIN WIDOWS AND ORPHANS, AND FOR THE PAYMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS SUCH PENSIONS, AND TO MAKE PROVISION FOR DIVERS MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID, INCLUDING THE AMENDMENT OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE ACTS, 1911 TO 1934, AND THE OLD AGE PENSIONS ACTS, 1908 TO 1932.
In this article I will dig into when and how to use them.