Updated to 26 September 2019 (Act No. 33 of 2019 and S.I. No. 500 of 2019)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1 20 December 2001 Commenced on enactment
S. 2 in so far as it relates to unemployment benefit 27 December 2001 Commenced as per s. 2(2)(a)
S. 2 in so far as it relates to disability benefit, health and safety benefit, injury benefit and disablement gratuity 31 December 2001 Commenced as per s. 2(2)(b)
S. 2 in so far as it relates to carer's benefit, retirement pension, invalidity pension and a relevant payment by virtue of Social Welfare Act 1996 (7/1996), s. 18(1)(a) 3 January 2002 Commenced as per s. 2(2)(c)
S. 2  in so far as it relates to disablement pension, death benefit under Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 1993 (27/1993), ss. 60, 61 or 62, old age (contributory) pension, widow's and widower's (contributory) pension, orphan's (contributory) allowance and bereavement grant 4 January 2002 Commenced as per s. 2(2)(d)
S. 3 in so far as it relates to unemployment assistance, pre-retirement allowance and farm assist 26 December 2001 Commenced as per s. 3(2)(a) 
S. 3 in so far as it relates to supplementary welfare allowance 31 December 2001 Commenced as per s. 3(2)(b)
S. 3 in so far as it relates to disability allowance 2 January 2002 Commenced as per s. 3(2)(c)
S. 3 in so far as it relates to one-parent family payment (other than where payable in respect of a widow or widower), carer's allowance and a relevant payment by virtue of Social Welfare Act 1996 (7/1996), s. 18(1)(b) or (c) 3 January 2002 Commenced as per s. 3(2)(d)
S. 3  in so far as it relates to old age (non-contributory) pension, blind pension, widow's and widower's (non-contributory) pension, one-parent family payment payable in respect of a widow or widower and orphan's (non-contributory) pension 4 January 2002 Commenced as per s. 3(2)(e)
S. 4 3 January 2002 Commenced as per s. 4(2)
S. 5 in so far as it relates to Social Welfare (No. 2) Act 2001 (51/2001), s. 5(1)(a) 1 January 2002 Commenced as per s. 5(2)(a)
S. 5  in so far as it relates to Social Welfare (No. 2) Act 2001 (51/2001), s. 5(1)(b) or 5(1)(c) 1 March 2002 Commenced as per s. 5(2)(b)
S. 6  1 January 2002 Commenced as per s. 6(2)
S. 7-9 20 December 2001 Commenced on enactment
Sch. A See s. 2
Sch. B See s. 3

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Rep. with transit. provns. 26/2005, ss. 360 (1) (2), 361, 362, 364 (1), sch. 7

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
None