Social Welfare Act 2006

Social insurance benefits (new rates).

2.— (1) The Parts set out in Schedule 1 are substituted for Parts 1 to 5 of Schedule 2 (as amended by section 4 of the Act of 2006) to the Principal Act.

(2) This section comes into operation—

(a) in so far as it relates to jobseeker’s benefit, on 28 December 2006,

(b) in so far as it relates to illness benefit, health and safety benefit, injury benefit and disablement gratuity, on 1 January 2007,

(c) in so far as it relates to carer’s benefit, State pension (transition), invalidity pension and a payment referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of “relevant payment” in section 178 of the Principal Act, on 4 January 2007, and

(d) in so far as it relates to disablement pension, death benefit under section 81, 82 or 83 of the Principal Act, State pension (contributory), widow’s (contributory) pension, widower’s (contributory) pension and guardian’s payment (contributory), on 5 January 2007.

(3) In its application to death benefit under section 84 of the Principal Act or bereavement grant, this section has effect in respect of persons whose entitlement to death benefit under the said section 84 or bereavement grant arises on or after 6 December 2006.