Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2014


Number 16 of 2014




Preliminary and General


1. Short title, construction, collective citations and commencement


Amendments to Social Welfare Acts

2. Definitions

3. Payments programmes

4. Amendment of definition of share-based remuneration

5. Further amendment of section 2(1) of Principal Act

6. Return of employment contributions in respect of certain seafarers

7. Recovery of redundancy payments

8. Absence from State or imprisonment

9. Family income supplement - meaning of family

10. Entitlement to family income supplement

11. Amendments to Principal Act regarding habitual residence

12. Amendments to Act of 2008 regarding habitual residence

13. Decision of appeals officer to be final and conclusive

14. Amendment of section 333A of Principal Act

15. Making and termination of appointments

16. Recovery of sums due by deduction from certain payments

17. Extension of notice of attachment to other State payments

18. Discrimination on grounds of age in relation to employment schemes and other schemes and programmes

19. Excepted self-employed contributors

20. Specified bodies

21. Repeals

22. Miscellaneous amendments to Principal Act


Amendments to Pensions Act 1990

23. Definition

24. Amendment of section 50 of Act of 1990

25. Amendment of section 50B of Act of 1990

26. Amendment of section 50C of Act of 1990

Acts Referred to

Central Bank Act 1971 (No. 24)

Employment Equality Act 1998 (No. 21)

Finance (Local Property Tax) Act 2012 (No. 52)

Immigration Act 1999 (No. 22)

Merchant Shipping Act 1894 (c.60)

Pensions Act 1990 (No. 25)

Pensions Acts 1990 to 2013

Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Act 1984 (No. 21)

Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (No. 21)

Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010 (No. 28)

Social Welfare Acts

Social Welfare and Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 (No. 20)

Social Welfare and Pensions (No. 2) Act 2009 (No. 43)

Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (No. 8)

Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2008 (No. 2)

Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2010 (No. 37)

Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2012 (No. 12)

Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (No. 26)

Social Welfare Law Reform and Pensions Act 2006 (No. 5)

Statistics Act 1993 (No. 21)


Number 16 of 2014


An Act to give further effect to Directive 2010/41/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2010 1 on the application of the principle of equal treatment between men and women engaged in an activity in a self-employed capacity and for those and other purposes to amend the Social Welfare Acts; to amend the Pensions Act 1990 and to provide for related matters. [17 th July, 2014]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows:

1O.J. No. L.180, 15.7.2010, p.1.