Updated to 15 May 2019 (Act No. 10 of 2019 and S.I. No. 219 of 2019)

Social Welfare Act 2017
No. 38 of 2017

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1, 2 23 December 2017 Commenced on enactment
S. 3 1 January 2018 Social Welfare Act 2017 (Section 3) Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 636 of 2017), art. 2
S. 4 26 March 2018 Commenced as per s. 4(2)
S. 5 26 March 2018 Commenced as per s. 5(2)
S. 6 26 March 2018 Commenced as per s. 6(2)
S. 7 22 March 2018 Commenced as per s. 7(4)
S. 8 1 January 2018 Commenced as per s. 8(3)
S. 9 23 December 2017 Commenced on enactment
S. 10 29 March 2018 Commenced as per s. 10(2)
S. 11 23 December 2017 Commenced on enactment
S. 12 in so far as it relates to jobseeker’s benefit 22 March 2018 Commenced as per s. 12(2)(a)
S. 12 in so far as it relates to  illness benefit, health and safety benefit, and  injury benefit 26 March 2018 Commenced as per s. 12(2)(b)
S. 12 in so far it relates to carer’s benefit, invalidity pension, and a payment referred to in para. (a) of the definition of “relevant payment” in s.178(1) of the Principal Act 29 March 2018 Commenced as per s. 12(2)(c)
S. 12 in so far as it relates to death benefit under Chapter 13 (other than s. 84) of the Principal Act, widow’s (contributory) pension, widower’s (contributory) pension, surviving civil partner’s (contributory) pension, State pension (contributory), guardian’s payment (contributory), disablement pension, and disablement gratuity 30 March 2018 Commenced as per s. 12(2)(d)
S. 13 23 December 2017 Commenced on enactment
S. 14 in so far as it relates to jobseekers allowance (other than where payable in accordance with s. 148A of the Principal Act, pre-retirement allowance, and farm assist 21 March 2018 Commenced as per s. 14(a)
S. 14 in so far as it relates to supplementary welfare allowance 26 March 2018 Commenced as per s. 14(b)
S. 14 in so far as it relates to disability allowance 28 March 2018 Commenced as per s. 14(c)
S. 14 in so far 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 Principal Act, a payment referred to in paragraph (b) or (c) of the definition of “relevant payment” in s. 178(1) of the Principal Act, and carer’s allowance 29 March 2018 Commenced as per s. 14(d)
S. 14 in so far as it relates to State pension (non-contributory),  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) 30 March 2018 Commenced as per s. 14(e)
S. 15 23 December 2017 Commenced on enactment
S. 16 23 December 2017 Commenced on enactment
S. 17 1 January 2018 Commenced as per s. 17(2)
Ss. 18, 19 23 December 2017 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Not affected

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
None