Updated to 6 June 2024 (Act No. 15 of 2024 and S.I. No. 291 of 2024)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1, 2 26 March 1989 Commenced on enactment
S. 3 in so far as it relates to unemployment benefit 20 July 1989 S. 3(2)(a)
S. 3 in so far as it relates to disability benefit, maternity allowance, injury benefit, disablement gratuity and disablement pension 24 July 1989 S. 3(2)(b)
S. 3 in so far as it relates to deserted wife’s benefit, invalidity pension and retirement pension 27 July 1989 S. 3(2)(c)
S. 3 in so far as it relates to death benefit under ss. 50-52 of the Principal Act, old age (contributory) pension, widow's (contributory) pension and orphan’s (contributory) allowance 28 July 1989 S. 3(2)(d)
S. 4 in so far as it relates to unemployment assistance 19 July 1989 S. 4(2)(a)
S. 4 in so far as it relates to deserted wife’s allowance, prisoner’s wife’s allowance, social assistance allowance and single woman’s allowance 27 July 1989 S. 4(2)(b)
S. 4 in so far as it relates to old age pension, blind pension, widow’s (non-contributory) pension and orphan’s (non-contributory) pension 28 July 1989 S. 4(2)(c)
S. 4 in so far as it relates to supplementary welfare allowance 24 July 1989 S. 4(2)(d)
S. 4 in so far as it relates to pre-retirement allowance, on the commencement of section 28 of the Act of 1988 S. 4(2)(e)
S. 4 in so far as it relates to widower’s (non-contributory) pension, on the commencement of s. 198A (inserted by s.6(1)(a) of this Act) of the Principal Act S. 4(2)(f)
S. 4 in so far as it relates to deserted husband’s allowance, on the commencement of s. 198B (inserted by s.6(1)(b) of this Act) of the Principal Act S. 4(2)(g)
S. 5 3 October 1989 S. 5(3)
S. 6 27 October 1989 Social Welfare Act 1989 (Section 6) (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 280 of 1989) art. 2
S. 7 in so far as it relates to the definition of “qualified child” (inserted by s. 7(1) into s. 2 (1) of the Principal Act for the purposes of s. 139 (b) of that Act  30 August 1989 S. 7(3)
S. 7 except in so far as it relates to the definition of “qualified child” (inserted by s. 7(1) into s. 2 (1) of the Principal Act for the purposes of s. 139 (b) of that Act  1 September 1989 S. 7(3)
S. 8 6 April 1989 S. 8(4)
S. 9(1) 6 April 1989 S. 9(3)
S. 9(2) 26 March 1989 Commenced on enactment
S. 9(3) 26 March 1989 (S. 9(3)
S. 10 in relation to any period of incapacity for work and any period of interruption of employment commencing on or after the commencement date of s. 10 3 April 1989 S. 10(2)
S. 11 19 July 1989 S. 11(3)
Ss. 12, 13 29 November 1990 Social Welfare Act 1989 (Part III) (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 273 of 1990) art. 2
Ss. 14-17 26 March 1989 Commenced on enactment
S. 18 6 April 1989 Social Welfare Act 1989 (Section 18) (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 73 of 1989) art. 2
Ss. 19-31 26 March 1989 Commenced on enactment
Sch. A See s. 3
Sch. B See s. 4

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Rep. (other than s.13) with continuance of instrs. etc. 27/1993, ss. 300 - 304, sch. 5
S.22 mod. S. I. No. 76 of 1990, reg. 17 (1), sch.
S.22 rep. 5/1993, ss. 30, 41, sch. C
S.22 rep. (in pt.). 5/1992, s.27 (3) (7) (b)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
None