Updated to 1 August 2020 (Act No. 6 of 2020 and S.I. No. 281 of 2020)

Social Welfare Act 1970
No. 12 of 1970

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1, 2 29 July 1970 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 3-23 1 October 1970 S. 3
S. 24(1), (2) 7 August 1970 S. 24(3)
S. 24(3) 29 July 1970 Commenced on enactment
S. 25(1), (2) 29 July 1970 S. 25(3)
S. 25(3) 29 July 1970 Commenced on enactment
S. 26(1), (2) 30 July 1970 S. 26(3)
S. 26(3) 29 July 1970 Commenced on enactment
S. 27(1) 7 August 1970 S. 27(2)
S. 27(2) 29 July 1970 Commenced on enactment
S. 28(1) 7 August 1970 S. 28(2)
S. 28(2) 29 July 1970 Commenced on enactment
S. 29(1) 7 August 1970 S. 29(2)
S. 29(2) 29 July 1970 Commenced on enactment
S. 29(3) for the purposes of s. 26 30 July 1970 S. 26(2)
S. 29(3) in so far as it relates to disability benefit and unemployment benefit 5 October 1970 S. 29(4)(a)
S. 29(3) in so far as it relates to any other benefit  1 October 1970 S. 29(4)(b)
S. 29(4) 29 July 1970 Commenced on enactment
S. 29(5) 1 October 1970 S. 29(6)
S. 29(6) 29 July 1970 Commenced on enactment
S. 30(1) 1 October 1970 S. 30(2)
S. 30(2) 29 July 1970 Commenced on enactment
S. 31(1) in so far as it relates to disability benefit, unemployment benefit and maternity allowance 5 October 1970 S. 31(2)(a)
S. 31(1) in so far as it relates to any other benefit 1 October 1970 S. 31(2)(b)
S. 31(2) 29 July 1970 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 32, 33 29 July 1970  Commenced on enactment
S. 34(1) in so far as it relates to s. 34(1)(a)-(t) 5 October 1970 S. 34(3)(a)(i)
S.34(1) in so far as it relates to s. 34(1)(u)-(v) 15 February 1971 S. 34(3)(a)(ii)
S. 34(2) 5 October 1970 S. 34(3)(b)
S. 34(3) 29 July 1970 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 35-36 29 July 1970 Commenced on enactment
Sch. 29 July 1970 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Rep., continuance of instrs., etc. 1/1981, ss. 310-312, sch. 6, pt. 2
S. 21(1) amended S.I. No. 313 of 1977, reg. 8
  S.I. No. 259 of 1976, reg. 7
  S.I. No. 215 of 1975, reg. 8(1)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 21 Social Welfare (Deserted Wife's Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 92 of 1978)
  Social Welfare (Deserted Wife's Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 122 of 1976)
  Social Welfare (Deserted Wife's Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 178 of 1974)
  Social Welfare (Overlapping Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 237 of 1973)
  Social Welfare (Payments to Appointed Persons) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 143 of 1973)
  Social Welfare (Old Age (Care) Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 1972 (S.I. No. 252 of 1972)
  Social Welfare (Deserted Wife's Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 1972 (S.I. No. 74 of 1972)
  Social Welfare (Deserted Wife's Allowance) Regulations 1970 (S.I. 227 of 1970)
  Social Welfare (Old Age (Care) Allowance) Regulations 1970 (S.I. 226 of 1970)
S. 22 Social Welfare (Assistance) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 236 of 1979)
  Social Welfare (Overlapping Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 118 of 1979)
  Social Welfare (Deserted Wife's Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 92 of 1978)
  Social Welfare (Deserted Wife's Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 122 of 1976)
  Social Welfare (Deserted Wife's Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 178 of 1974)
  Social Welfare (Overlapping Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 237 of 1973)
  Social Welfare (Payments to Appointed Persons) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 143 of 1973)
  Social Welfare (Deserted Wife's Allowance) (Amendment) Regulations 1972 (S.I. No. 74 of 1972)
  Social Welfare (Deserted Wife's Allowance) Regulations 1970 (S.I. 227 of 1970)