Social Welfare And Pensions (No. 2) Act 2009


Amendments to Social Welfare Acts

Social insurance benefits (new rates).

3.— (1) Schedule 2 to the Principal Act (as amended by section 3(1) of the Act of 2008) is amended by substituting the Parts set out in Schedule 1 for Parts 1 to 4 of the said Schedule 2.

(2) This section comes into operation—

(a) in so far as it relates to jobseeker’s benefit, on 31 December 2009,

(b) in so far as it relates to illness benefit, health and safety benefit, injury benefit and disablement gratuity, on 4 January 2010,

(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 7 January 2010, 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 8 January 2010.