Updated to 28 November 2021 (Act No. 33 of 2021 and S.I. No. 642 of 2021)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1 26 March 1975 Commenced on enactment
S. 2 4 April 1975 S. 2(3)
S. 3 2 April 1975 S. 3(2)
S. 4 insofar as it relates to allowances payable by virtue of s. 22 of the Social Welfare Act 1970 (12/1970), s. 8 of the Social Welfare Act 1973 (10/1973) or s. 9 of the Social Welfare (No. 2) Act 1974 (14/1974) 3 April 1975 S. 4(2)
S. 4 insofar as it does not relate to allowances payable by virtue of s. 22 of the Social Welfare Act 1970 (12/1970), s. 8 of the Social Welfare Act 1973 (10/1973) or s. 9 of the Social Welfare (No. 2) Act 1974 (14/1974) 4 April 1975 S. 4(2)
S. 5 26 March 1975 Commenced on enactment
S. 6 4 April 1975 S. 6(2)
S. 7 1 April 1975 S. 7(2)
S. 8 3 April 1975 S. 8(2)
S. 9 3 April 1975 S. 9(2)
S. 10 1 April 1975 S. 10(6)
S. 11 insofar as it relates to disability benefit, unemployment benefit and maternity allowance 7 April 1975 S. 11(2)(a)
S. 11 insofar as it relates to deserted wife's benefit, invalidity pension and retirement pension 3 April 1975 S. 11(2)(b)
S. 11 insofar as it relates to any other benefit 4 April 1975 S. 11(2)(c)
S. 12 7 April 1975 S. 12(2)
S. 13(1) 7 April 1975 S. 13(1)(b)
S. 13(2)  7 April 1975 S. 13(2)(b) Commenced on enactment but application date inserted as commencement date
S. 14 7 April 1975 S. 14(2)
S. 15(1)(a) - (m) 7 April 1975 S. 15(2)
S. 15(1)(n) - (r) 4 April 1975 S. 15(2)
S. 15(1)(s) - (u) 7 April 1975 S. 15(2)
S. 15(2) 26 March 1975 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 16-19 26 March 1975 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Rep., continuance of instrs., etc. 1/1981, ss. 310-312, sch. 6, pt. 2
S.17 (1), continuance in force of entitlement to be a voluntary contributor on applic. to Min. 26/2005, ss. 24 (2) (3), 364 (1)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 16 Social Welfare (Variation of Rates of Payments) Regulations 1979 (S.I. No. 320 of 1979)
  Social Welfare (Variation of Rates of Payments) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 313 of 1977)
  Social Welfare (Variation of Rates of Payments) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 259 of 1976)
  Social Welfare (Variation of Rates of Payments) Regulations 1975 (S.I. No. 215 of 1975)