Social Welfare Act, 2001



Social Insurance benefits (new rates).

4.—(1) The Principal Act is amended by the substitution for Parts I to IV (inserted by section 4 of the Act of 2000) of the Second Schedule thereto of the Parts set out in Schedule A to this Act.

(2) This section comes into operation—

(a) in so far as it relates to unemployment benefit, on 29 March 2001,

(b) in so far as it relates to disability benefit, health and safety benefit, injury benefit and disablement gratuity, on 2 April 2001,

(c) in so far as it relates to carer's benefit, retirement pension, invalidity pension and a relevant payment by virtue of section 18(1)(a) of the Act of 1996, on 5 April 2001, and

(d) in so far as it relates to disablement pension, death benefit under section 60, 61 or 62 of the Principal Act, old age (contributory) pension, widow's and widower's (contributory) pension and orphan's (contributory) allowance, on 6 April 2001.