Social Welfare Act 2004

Social insurance benefits (new rates).

2.— (1) The Second Schedule to the Principal Act is amended by substituting the Parts set out in Schedule A to this Act for Parts I to IV (inserted by section 2(1) of the Act of 2003) of the said Second Schedule.

(2) This section comes into operation—

(a) in so far as it relates to unemployment benefit, on 30 December 2004,

(b) in so far as it relates to disability benefit, health and safety benefit, injury benefit and disablement gratuity, on 3 January 2005,

(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 Social Welfare Act 1996 , on 6 January 2005, 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 7 January 2005.