Updated to 14 June 2019 (Act No. 17 of 2019 and S.I. No. 260 of 2019)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-5  for the purpose of payment of disability benefit, maternity allowance, injury benefit and supplementary welfare allowance 17 November 1986 Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1985 (Commencement) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 365 of 1986), art. 2(a)
Ss. 1-5 for the purpose of payment of unemployment assistance 19 November 1986 Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1985 (Commencement) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 365 of 1986), art. 2(b)
Ss. 1-5 for the purpose of payment of retirement pension, invalidity pension and unemployment benefit 20 November 1986 Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1985 (Commencement) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 365 of 1986), art. 2(c)
Ss. 1-5 for the purpose of payment of old age (contributory) pension, old age pension, blind pension and disablement benefit 21 November 1986 Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1985 (Commencement) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 365 of 1986), art. 2(d)
S. 6 15 May 1986 Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1985 (Section 6) (Commencement) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 173 of 1986), art. 2
Ss. 7-25 for the purpose of payment of disability benefit, maternity allowance, injury benefit and supplementary welfare allowance 17 November 1986 Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1985 (Commencement) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 365 of 1986), art. 2(a)
Ss. 7-25 for the purpose of payment of unemployment assistance 19 November 1986 Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1985 (Commencement) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 365 of 1986), art. 2(b)
Ss. 7-25 for the purpose of payment of retirement pension, invalidity pension and unemployment benefit 20 November 1986 Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1985 (Commencement) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 365 of 1986), art. 2(c)
Ss. 7-25 for the purpose of payment of old age (contributory) pension, old age pension, blind pension and disablement benefit 21 November 1986 Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1985 (Commencement) Order 1986 (S.I. No. 365 of 1986), art. 2(d)
First Sch. See s. 23
Second Sch. See ss. 2, 5, 7

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Repealed with continuance of instruments etc. 27/1993, ss. 300-304, sch. 5
S.12 (4) *

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 19 Social Welfare (Overlapping Benefits) Regulations, 1991 (S.I. No. 281 of 1991)
  Social Welfare (Overlapping Benefits) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 342 of 1990)
S. 20 Social Welfare (Preservation of Rights) (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 43 of 1992)
  Social Welfare (Preservation of Rights) (Amendment) Regulations 1991 (S.I. No. 39 of 1991)
  Social Welfare (Preservation of Rights) (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 178 of 1990)
  Social Welfare (Preservation of Rights) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 354 of 1989)
  Social Welfare (Preservation of Rights) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 186 of 1989)
  Social Welfare (Preservation of Rights) (Amendment) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 63 of 1989)
  Social Welfare (Preservation of Rights) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 375 of 1988)
  Social Welfare (Preservation of Rights) (Amendment) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 63 of 1988)
  Social Welfare (Preservation of Rights) (No. 2) (Amendment) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 351 of 1987)
  Social Welfare (Preservation of Rights) (Amendment) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 290 of 1987)
  Social Welfare (Preservation of Rights) (No. 2) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 422 of 1986)
  Social Welfare (Preservation of Rights) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 366 of 1986)

*S. 12 (4) : S. 12 (4) invalid having regard to the provns. of the Constitution see Hyland v Minister for Social Welfare [1989] IR 624