Updated to 26 June 2019 (Act No. 18 of 2019 and S.I. No. 292 of 2019)

Social Welfare Act 2002
No. 31 of 2002

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1 19 December 2002 Commenced on enactment
S. 2  in so far as it relates to unemployment benefit 26 December 2002 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 30 December 2002 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) 2 January 2003 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, ss. 60, 61 or 62, old age (contributory) pension, widow's and widower's (contributory) pension and orphan's (contributory) allowance 3 January 2003 Commenced as per s. 2(2)(d)
S. 3 in so far as it relates to unemployment assistance, pre-retirement allowance and farm assist 25 December 2002 Commenced as per s. 3(2)(a)
S. 3 in so far as it relates to supplementary welfare allowance 30 December 2002 Commenced as per s. 3(2)(b)
S. 3 in so far as it relates to disability allowance 1 January 2003 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) 2 January 2003  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 3 January 2003 Commenced as per s. 3(2)(e)
S. 4 2 January 2003 Commenced as per s. 4(2)
S. 5 1 January 2003 Commenced as per s. 5(2)
S. 6 1 January 2003 Commenced as per s. 6(2)
S. 7 19 December 2002 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