Updated to 23 July 2019 (Act No. 33 of 2019 and S.I. No. 428 of 2019)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1 - 6 3 April 1996 Commenced on enactment 
S. 7 13 June 1996 Social Welfare Act 1996 (Section 7) (Commencement) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 188 of 1996), art. 2 
Ss. 8 - 12 3 April 1996 Commenced on enactment 
Ss. 13 - 16 2 October 1996 Social Welfare Act 1996 (Part IV) (Commencement) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 296 of 1996), art. 2 
S. 17 2 January 1997 Social Welfare Act, 1996 (Sections 17, 18, 19 and 25)(Commencement) Order, 1996 (S.I. No. 425 of 1996)
S. 18 2 January 1997 Social Welfare Act, 1996 (Sections 17, 18, 19 and 25)(Commencement) Order, 1996 (S.I. No. 425 of 1996)
S. 19 2 January 1997 Social Welfare Act, 1996 (Sections 17, 18, 19 and 25)(Commencement) Order, 1996 (S.I. No. 425 of 1996)
S. 20 21 April 1997 Social Welfare Act 1996 (Sections 20 and 28) (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 195 of 1997), art. 2
S. 22 27 November 1996 Social Welfare Act 1996 (Section 22) (Commencement) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 372 of 1996), art. 2
S. 24 6 April 1995 Commenced pursuant to s. 24(3)
S. 25 2 January 1996 Social Welfare Act 1996 (Sections 17, 18, 19 and 25) (Commencement) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 425 of 1996), art. 2
S. 26 20 May 1996 Social Welfare Act 1996 (Sections 26 and 27 ) (Commencement) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 142 of 1996), art. 2
S. 27 20 May 1996 Social Welfare Act 1996 (Sections 26 and 27 ) (Commencement) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 142 of 1996), art. 2
S. 28 21 April 1997 Social Welfare Act 1996 (Sections 20 and 28) (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 195 of 1997), art. 2
S. 30 for the purposes of supplementary welfare allowance payable by virtue of sections 177, 178 and 179 of chapter 11 of Part III of the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 1993 6 April 1998 Social Welfare Act 1996 (Section 30) (Commencement) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 106 of 1998), art. 2
Ss. 31 - 46 3 April 1996 Commenced on enactment 

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Rep. in pt. with transit provns. 26/2005, ss. 360 (1) (2), 361, 362, 364 (1), sch. 7
S.18 (4) (5), pars. substit. 3/1999, ss. 23, 25
S.18 (6), subsec. ins. with retro. effect 4/2000, s.24 (1) (2)
Pt. V, applic. rstrct. 26/2005, ss. 178 (2) (3) (4) (6), 364 (1)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 4 Social Welfare (Treatment Benefit) (Amendment) Regulations, 1996 (S.I. No. 125 of 1996)
S. 37 Social Welfare (Consolidated Payments Provisions) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations, 1996 (S.I. No. 189 of 1996)