Updated to 1 August 2020 (Act No. 6 of 2020 and S.I. No. 281 of 2020)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-2 24 December 2019 Commenced on enactment
S. 3(1) 24 December 2019 Commenced as per s. 3(2)
S. 3(2) 24 December 2019 Commenced on enactment
S. 4 27 January 2020 Social Welfare (No. 2) Act 2019 (Section 4) (Commencement) Order 2020 (S.I. No. 38 of 2020), art. 2
S. 5 24 December 2019 Commenced on enactment
S. 6 1 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 6(2)
S. 7 24 December 2019 Commenced on enactment
S. 8 1 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 8(2)
S. 9 24 December 2019 Commenced on enactment
S. 10 6 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 10(2)
S. 11 6 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 11(2)
S. 12 9 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 12(2)
Ss. 13-15 24 December 2019 Commenced on enactment
S. 16 Not yet commenced. Commencement order required under s. 1(3)
S. 17 24 December 2019 Commenced on enactment
S. 18 insofar as it relates to jobseeker’s benefit 2 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 18(2)(a)
S. 18 insofar as it relates to illness benefit, health and safety benefit, and injury benefit 6 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 18(2)(b)
S. 18 insofar as it relates to carer’s benefit, invalidity pension, and a payment referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of “relevant payment” in section 178(1) of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (26/2005) 9 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 18(2)(c)
S. 18 insofar as it relates to death benefit under Chapter 13 (other than section 84) of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (26/2005), widow’s (contributory) pension, widower’s (contributory) pension, surviving civil partner’s (contributory) pension, State pension (contributory), and disablement pension 10 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 18(2)(d)
S. 19 10 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 19(2)
S. 20 9 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 20(2)
S. 21 24 December 2019 Commenced on enactment
S. 22 insofar as it relates to jobseeker’s allowance (other than where payable in accordance with section 148A of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (26/2005)), and farm assist 1 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 22(2)(a)
S. 22 insofar as it relates to supplementary welfare allowance 6 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 22(2)(b)
S. 22 insofar as it relates to disability allowance 8 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 22(2)(c)
S. 22 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 (26/2005), and carer’s allowance 9 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 22(2)(d)
S. 22 insofar as it relates to State pension (non-contributory), blind pension, and one-parent family payment (payable in respect of a widow, widower or surviving civil partner) 10 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 22(2)(e)
Ss. 23-27 24 December 2019  Commenced on enactment
S. 28(1) 24 December 2019 Commenced as per s. 28(2)
S. 28(2) 24 December 2019 Commenced on enactment
S. 29 1 January 2020 Commenced as per s. 29(2)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Not affected

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
None