The superintendent assistance officer should be responsible, within
the authority delegated to him and the prevailing budgetary constraints,
for the satisfactory administration within his functional area of the
Social Welfare Supplementary, Welfare Allowance's) Act, 1975 (when enacted),
the determination of eligibility for services administered by health boards,
and the effective integration of his services With other health.and welfare
services. (Paragraph 37 and Appendix, B).
The assistance officer should play a key role in the administration
of the Social Welfare (Supplementary Welfare Allowances) Act, 1975 (when
enacted), should help determine eligibility for a range of services provided
by the health board, and should fill an important role in providing information
on income maintenance, health and welfare schemes available to the community.
(Paragraphs 43 to 45 and Appendix C).