Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Act 2018

Social insurance benefits - new rates

18. (1) Schedule 2 (amended by section 12 of the Act of 2017) to the Principal Act is amended by the substitution of the Parts set out in Schedule 2 for Parts 1 to 4 of Schedule 2 to the Principal Act.

(2) This section comes into operation—

(a) in so far as it relates to jobseeker’s benefit, on 21 March 2019,

(b) in so far as it relates to—

(i) illness benefit,

(ii) health and safety benefit, and

(iii) injury benefit,

on 25 March 2019,

(c) in so far as it relates to—

(i) carer’s benefit,

(ii) invalidity pension, and

(iii) a payment referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of “relevant payment” in section 178(1) of the Principal Act,

on 28 March 2019, and

(d) in so far as it relates to—

(i) death benefit under Chapter 13 (other than section 84) of the Principal Act,

(ii) widow’s (contributory) pension,

(iii) widower’s (contributory) pension,

(iv) surviving civil partner’s (contributory) pension,

(v) State pension (contributory),

(vi) guardian’s payment (contributory),

(vii) disablement pension, and

(viii) disablement gratuity,

on 29 March 2019.