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

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-2 2 April 1993 Commenced on enactment
S. 3 in so far as it relates to unemployment benefit 22 July 1993 S. 3(2)(a)
S. 3 in so far as it relates to disability benefit, injury benefit, disablement gratuity and disablement pension 26 July 1993 S. 3(2)(b)
S. 3 in so far as it relates to deserted wife's benefit, invalidity pension and retirement pension 29 July 1993 S. 3(2)(c)
S. 3 in so far as it relates to death benefit under ss.  50-52 of the Principal Act, old age (contributory) pension, survivor's benefit, widow's (contributory) pension and orphan's (contributory) allowance 30 July 1993 S. 3(2)(d)
S. 4 in so far as it relates to unemployment assistance 21 July 1993 S. 4(2)(a)
S. 4 in so far as it relates to supplementary welfare allowance 26 July 1993 S. 4(2)(b)
S. 4 in so far as it relates to pre-retirement allowance, deserted wife's allowance, prisoner's wife's allowance, lone parent's allowance (other than lone parent's allowance payable in respect of a widow or widower) and carer's allowance 29 July 1993 S. 4(2)(c)
S. 4 in so far as it relates to old age pension, blind pension, widow's (non-contributory) pension, lone parent's allowance payable in respect of a widow or widower and orphan's (non-contributory) pension 30 July 1993 S. 4(2)(d)
S. 5(1), (2) 1 September 1993 S. 5(2)
S. 5(3), (4) shall apply in the case of any multiple birth on or after the relevant date 1 July 1993 S. 5(4)
S. 6 shall have effect in relation to any period of interruption of employment on or after the relevant date 6 April 1993 S. 6(2)
S. 7 29 July 1993 S. 7(2)
S. 8(1) 2 April 1993 Commenced on enactment
S. 8(2) 26 July 1993 Social Welfare Act 1993 (Section 8(2)) (Commencement) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 202 of 1993), art. 2
S. 8(3) 2 April 1993 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 9-11 2 April 1993 Commenced on enactment
S. 12 shall apply to any claim for disability benefit which is made on or after the relevant date 5 April 1993 S. 12(2)
Ss. 13-15 2 April 1993 Commenced on enactment
S. 16 6 April 1993 S. 16(2)
S. 17 6 April 1993 S. 17(2)
Ss. 18,19 2 April 1993 Commenced on enactment
S. 20 shall apply to any claim for pension under Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 of Part II of the Principal Act, made on or after the relevant date 6 April 1993 S. 20(2)
S. 21 2 April 1993 Commenced on enactment
S. 22 Not yet commenced. Requires a ministerial order under s. 22(3)
Ss. 23-25 2 April 1993 Commenced on enactment
S. 26 25 June 1993 Social Welfare Act 1993 (Section 26) (Commencement) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 176 of 1993), art. 2
Ss. 27-41 25 June 1993 Social Welfare Act 1993 (Part VI) (Commencement) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 174 of 1993), art. 2
Ss. 42-52 2 April 1993 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Rep. (other than ss. 1(1), 2(1) insofar as it relates to the def. of "the Pensions Act", pt. VII) with ctnc. of instruments etc. 27/1993, ss. 300 - 304, sch. 5
Trans. of functns. under with cert. savings. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 4, 58, 59 (1) (2) (3), 74, schs. 3, 5

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 33 Social Welfare (Claims and Payments) Regulations, 1993 (S.I. No. 189 of 1993)