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

Social Welfare Act 2007
No. 40 of 2007

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1 20 December 2007 Commenced on enactment
S. 2 (1) 20 December 2007 Commenced on enactment
S. 2 (2) (a), sch. 1 in so far as it relates to jobseeker’s benefit 27 December 2007 Commenced under s. 2(2) 
S. 2 (2)(b), sch. 1  in so far as it relates to illness benefit, health and safety benefit, injury benefit and disablement gratuity 31 December 2007 Commenced under s. 2(2) 
S. 2 (2)(c), sch. 1 in so far as it relates to carer’s benefit, State pension (transition), invalidity pension and a payment referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of “relevant payment” in section 178 of the Principal Act 3 January 2008 Commenced under s. 2(2) 
S. 2 (2)(d), sch. 1 in so far as it relates to disablement pension, death benefit under sections 81-83 of the Principal Act, State pension (contributory), widow’s (contributory) pension, widower’s (contributory) pension and guardian’s payment (contributory) 4 January 2008 Commenced under s. 2(2) 
S. 3, sch. 2 in so far as it relates to jobseeker’s allowance, pre-retirement allowance and farm assist 26 December 2007 Commenced under S.3(2) 
S. 3, sch. 2 in so far as it relates to supplementary welfare allowance 31 December 2007 Commenced under S.3(2)
S. 3, sch. 2 in so far as it relates to disability allowance 2 January 2008 Commenced under S.3(2)
S. 3, sch. 2 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 section 178 of the Principal Act 3 January 2008 Commenced under S.3(2)
S. 3, sch. 2 in so far as it relates to State pension (non-contributory), 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 guardian’s payment (non-contributory) 4 January 2008 Commenced under S.3(2)
S. 4 3 January 2008 S. 4(2)
S. 5 1 January 2008 S. 5(2)
S. 6 1 January 2008 S. 6(2)
S. 7 5 December 2007 S. 7(2)
S. 8 1 January 2008 S. 8(2)
S. 9 20 December 2007 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