Updated to 22 July 2020 (Act No. 4 of 2020 and S.I. No. 262 of 2020)

Social Welfare Act 2016
No. 15 of 2016

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1 - 3 19 December 2016 Commenced on enactment
S. 4 1 December 2017 Social Welfare Act 2016 (Section 4) (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 546 of 2017), art. 2
S. 5 19 December 2016 Commenced on enactment
S. 6 13 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 6(2)
S. 7 13 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 7(2)
S. 8 13 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 8(2)
S. 9(a) 27 March 2017 Social Welfare Act 2016 (Section 9(a)) (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 94 of 2017), art. 2
S. 9(b) 27 October 2017 Social Welfare Act 2016 (Section 9 (b))(Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 463 of 2017), art. 2
S. 10 1 January 2017 Social Welfare Act 2016 (Section 10) (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 673 of 2016), art. 2
Ss. 11 - 17 19 December 2016 Commenced on enactment
S. 18(a)(i) 19 December 2016 Commenced on enactment
S. 18 (insofar as it is not already in operation) 31 December 2016 Social Welfare Act 2016 (Section 18) (Commencement) Order 2016 (S.I. No. 672 of 2016), art. 2
Ss. 19 - 20 19 December 2016 Commenced on enactment
S. 21 insofar as it relates to a payment referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of “relevant payment” in section 178(1) of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005, in the case of a beneficiary who has attained pensionable age 9 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 21(2)(d)(i)
S. 21 insofar as it relates to jobseeker’s benefit 9 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 21(2)(a)
S. 21 insofar as it relates to death benefit under Chapter 13 (other than section 84) of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005, widow’s (contributory) pension, widower’s (contributory) pension and surviving civil partner’s (contributory) pension, in the case of a beneficiary who has attained pensionable age 10 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 21(2)(e)(i)
S. 21 insofar as it relates to State pension (contributory) 10 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 21(2)(f)
S. 21 insofar as it relates to illness benefit, health and safety benefit and injury benefit 13 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 21(2)(b)
S. 21 insofar as it relates to a payment referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of “relevant payment” in section 178(1) of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005, in the case of a beneficiary who has not, on 9 March 2017, attained pensionable age 16 March 2017  Commenced as per s. 21(2)(d)(ii)
S. 21 insofar as it relates to carer’s benefit and invalidity pension 16 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 21(2)(c)
S. 21 insofar as it relates to guardian’s payment (contributory), disablement pension and disablement gratuity 17 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 21(2)(g)
S. 21 insofar as it relates to death benefit under Chapter 13 (other than section 84) of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005, widow’s (contributory) pension, widower’s (contributory) pension and surviving civil partner’s (contributory) pension, in the case of a beneficiary who has not, on 10 March 2017, attained pensionable age 17 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 21(2)(e)(ii)
S. 22 19 December 2016 Commenced on enactment
S. 23 8 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 23(2)
S. 24 19 December 2016 Commenced on enactment
S. 25 insofar as it relates to jobseeker’s allowance (other than where payable in accordance with section 148A of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005), pre-retirement allowance and farm assist 8 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 25(2)(a)
S. 25 insofar as it relates to carer’s allowance) (in the case of a beneficiary who has attained pensionable age 9 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 25(2)(e)(i)
S. 25 insofar as it relates to State pension (non-contributory) 10 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 25(2)(f)
S. 25 insofar as it relates to supplementary welfare allowance 13 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 25(2)(b)
S. 25 insofar as it relates to disability allowance 15 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 25(2)(c)
S. 25 insofar as it relates to one-parent family payment (other than where payable in respect of a widow, widower or surviving civil partner), jobseeker’s allowance payable in accordance with section 148A of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 and a payment referred to in paragraph (b) or (c) of the definition of “relevant payment” in section 178(1) of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 16 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 25(2)(d)
S. 25 insofar as it relates to carer’s allowance) (in the case of a beneficiary who has not, on 9 March 2017, attained pensionable age 16 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 25(2)(e)(ii)
S. 25 insofar as it relates to blind pension, guardian’s payment (non-contributory), widow’s (non-contributory) pension, widower’s (non-contributory) pension, surviving civil partner’s (non-contributory) pension and one-parent family payment (payable in respect of a widow, widower or surviving civil partner) 17 March 2017 Commenced as per s. 25(2)(g)
S. 26 19 December 2016 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Not affected

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
None