Updated to 12 March 2019 (Act No. 7 of 2019 and S.I. No. 89 of 2019)

Social Welfare Act 2005
No. 30 of 2005

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 2 (in so far as it relates to unemployment benefit) 29 December 2005 S. 2(2)(a)
S. 2 (in so far as it relates to disability benefit, health and safety benefit, injury benefit and disablement gratuity) 2 January 2006 S. 2(2)(b)
S. 2 (in so far as it relates to carer's benefit, retirement pension, invalidity pension and a payment referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of “relevant payment” in s. 178 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005) 5 January 2006 S. 2(2)(c)
S. 2 (in so far as it relates to disablement pension, death benefit under ss. 81, 82 or 83 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005, old age (contributory) pension, widow's (contributory) pension, widower's (contributory) pension and orphan's (contributory) allowance) 6 January 2006 S. 2(2)(d)
S. 3 (in so far as it relates to unemployment assistance, pre-retirement allowance and farm assist) 28 December 2005 S. 3(2)(a)
S. 3 (in so far as it relates to supplementary welfare allowance) 2 January 2006 S. 3(2)(b)
S. 3 (in so far as it relates to disability allowance) 4 January 2006 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 payment referred to in paragraph (b) or (c) of the definition of “relevant payment” in s. 178 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005) 5 January 2006 S. 3(2)(d)
S. 3 (in so far as it relates to old age (non-contributory) pension, blind pension, widow's (non-contributory) pension, widower's (non-contributory) pension, one-parent family payment payable in respect of a widow or widower and orphan's (non-contributory) pension) 6 January 2006 S. 3(2)(e)
S. 4 5 January 2006 S. 4(2)
S. 5 1 January 2006 S. 5(2)
S. 6 1 January 2006 S. 6(2)
S. 7(1)(a)(i) 1 January 2006 S. 7(3)(a)
S. 7(1)(a)(ii), (iii), (b) 1 March 2006 Social Welfare Act 2005 (Sections 7 and 8 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 119 of 2006)
S. 7(2) 1 March 2006 Social Welfare Act 2005 (Sections 7 and 8 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 119 of 2006)
S. 8(1)(a)(i) 1 March 2006 Social Welfare Act 2005 (Sections 7 and 8 (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 119 of 2006)
S. 8(1)(a)(ii), (b) 1 January 2006 S. 8(2)(a)
Ss. 9-12 16 December 2005 Commenced on enactment
S. 13 1 January 2006 S. 13(2)
S. 14 16 December 2005 Commenced on enactment
Schedules 1, 2 16 December 2005 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
S. 4 references to “family income supplement” construed as a reference to “working family payment” 38/2017, s. 8(2)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
None