Social Welfare (Amendment) Act, 1981


Increases and Miscellaneous Amendments

Social insurance benefits (new rates).

3.—(1) The Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for Parts I, II, III, IV and V of the Second Schedule to that Act of the Parts set out in Schedule A to this Act.

(2) This section shall come into operation—

(a) in so far as it relates to disability benefit, unemployment benefit, maternity allowance, injury benefit, disablement gratuity and disablement pension, on the 6th day of April, 1981.

(b) in so far as it relates to deserted wife's benefit, invalidity pension and retirement pension, on the 2nd day of April, 1981, and

(c) in so far as it relates to death benefits under sections 50, 51 and 52 of the Principal Act, old age (contributory) pension, widow's (contributory) pension and orphan's (contributory) allowance, on the 3rd day of April, 1981.