Updated to 17 May 2020 (Act No. 2 of 2020 and S.I. No. 175 of 2020)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1,  2 24 March 2006 Commenced on enactment
S. 3 1 April 2006 S. 3(2)
S. 4(1)in so far as it relates to orphan's (contributory) allowance and orphan's (non-contributory) pension 28 July 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2.
S. 4(1) in so far as it relates to retirement pension 28 September 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2.
S. 4(1) in so far as it relates to old age (contributory) pension 28 September 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2.
S. 4(1) in so far as it relates to unemployment assistance 4 October 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2.
S. 4(1) in so far as it relates to unemployment benefit 5 October 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2.
S. 4(1) in so far as it relates to disability benefit and unemployability supplement 2 October 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2.
S. 4(2) 2 October 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2.
S.4(3) 29 September 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2.
S. 4(4), (5) 28 July 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2.
S. 4(6) 28 September 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2.
S.4(7) 5 October 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2.
S.4(8) 4 October 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2.
S. 4(9)
Ss. 5, 6 1 January 2006 the Social Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 5 and 6) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 205 of 2006)
S. 7 24 March 2006 Commenced on enactment . See 7(2) for application information
S. 8 24 March 2006 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 9-14 28 September 2006  Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2
S. 15 24 March 2006 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 16- 25 29 September 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006(S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2
S. 26 24 April 2006  Social Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 26 and 27) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 206 of 2006), art. 2
S. 27 in so far as it relates to one-parent family payment (other than where payable in respect of a widow or widower) 29 May 2006  Social Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 26 and 27) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 206 of 2006
S. 27 in so far as it relates to one-parent family payment payable in respect of a widow or widower 30 May 2006 Social Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 26 and 27) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 206 of 2006
S. 28 1 April 2006 S. 28(2)
S. 29 1 April 2006 S. 29(4)
S. 30 24 March 2006 Commenced on enactment
S. 31 8 May 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4(4), 4(5), 31 and 33) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 246 of 2006), art. 2
S. 32 24 March 2006 Commenced on enactment
S. 33 8 May 2006  Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4(4), 4(5), 31 and 33) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 246 of 2006), art. 2
Ss. 34-37 24 March 2006 Commenced on enactment
S. 38 24 May 2006  Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Part 3) (Commencement) Order, 2006 (S.I. No. 291 of 2006), art. 2
S. 39 in so far as it inserts s. 3A into the Pensions Act 1990 (No. 25 of 1990) 17 September 2007 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Section 39) (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 631 of 2007) art. 2
S. 39 in so far as it inserts s. 3B into the Pensions Act 1990 (No. 25 of 1990) 12 April 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Section 39 (in so far as it inserts section 3B into the Pensions Act 1990) (Commencement) Order, 2006 (No. 169 of 2006), art. 2
S. 40 24 July 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Section 40) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 437 of 2006), art. 2 
S. 41 24 May 2006  Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Part 3) (Commencement) Order, 2006 (S.I. No. 291 of 2006), art. 2
S. 42 2 April 2007 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Section 42) (Commencement) Order, 2007 (S.I. No. 136 of 2007), art. 2
S. 43 24 May 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Part 3) (Commencement) Order, 2006 (S.I. No. 291 of 2006), art. 2
S. 44 in so far as it relates to items 1-10 of Sch. 8  24 May 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Part 3) (Commencement) Order, 2006 (S.I. No. 291 of 2006), art. 2
Ss. 45, 46 24 March 2006 Commenced on enactment
S. 47 1 April 2006 S. 47(2)
S. 48 24 March 2006 Commenced on enactment
Sch. 1, Items 1, 2 29 September 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2
Sch. 1, item 3 28 September 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2
Sch. 1, items 4,5 4 October 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2
Sch. 1, item 6 5 October 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2
Sch. 1, item 7 2 October 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2
Sch. 1, items 8-14 28 July 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2
Sch.1,item 15 2 October 2006 Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Sections 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25) (Commencement) Order 2006 (S. I. No. 334 of 2006), art. 2
Sch. 8, item 6 30 June 2006  Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (Item 6 of Schedule 8) (Commencement) Order, 2006 (S.I. No. 357 of 2006), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
S. 29 references to “family income supplement” construed as a reference to “working family payment” 38/2017, s. 8(2)
S. 29 reference to "Respite Care Grant" construed 47/2015, ss. 5(2), 5(3)
S. 30 reference to "Respite Care Grant" construed 47/2015, ss. 5(2), 5(3)
S. 31 references to “family income supplement” construed as a reference to “working family payment” 38/2017, s. 8(2)
S. 39 construction of references “Pensions Board” Pensions Act 1990 (No. 25 of 1990), s. 9A (see
  Social Welfare and Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 (No. 20 of 2013), ss. 1(5), 26)
S. 43 deleted Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Act 2017 (22/2017), s. 1(2), s. 5(1), sch. 1, pt. 1
S. 43 references to the Pensions Ombudsman shall, on and after the establishment day, be construed as Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman 22/2017, s. 29(3)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
None