Updated to 20 September 2022 (Act No. 30 of 2022 and S.I. No. 477 of 2022)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1-3 4 April 1990 Commenced on enactment
S. 3 insofar as it relates to unemployment benefit 19 July 1990 S. 3(2)(a)
S. 3 insofar as it relates to disability benefit, maternity allowance, injury benefit, disablement gratuity and disablement pension 23 July 1990 S. 3(2)(b)
S. 3 insofar as it relates to deserted wife's benefit, invalidity pension and retirement pension 26 July 1990 S. 3(2)(c)
S. 3 insofar as it relates to death benefit under section 50, 51 or 52 of the Principal Act, old age (contributory) pension, widow's (contributory) pension and orphan's (contributory) allowance 27 July 1990 S. 3(2)(d)
S. 4  insofar as it relates to unemployment assistance 18 July 1990 S. 4(2)(a)
S. 4 insofar as it relates to pre-retirement allowance, deserted wife's allowance, prisoner's wife's allowance, social assistance allowance, single woman's allowance, widower's (non-contributory) pension and deserted husband's allowance 26 July 1990 S.4(2)(b)
S. 4 insofar as it relates to old age pension, blind pension, widow's (non-contributory) pension and orphan's (non-contributory) pension 27 July 1990 S.4(2)(c)
S. 4 insofar as it relates to supplementary welfare allowance 23 July 1990 S. 4(2)(d)
S. 4 insofar as it relates to carer's allowance, on the commencement of Chapter 5B (inserted by s. 17 of this Act) of the Principal Act 1 November 1990 S. 4(2)(e), Social Welfare Act 1990 (Part IV) (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 241 of 1990) art. 2
S. 5 2 October 1990 S. 5(2)
S. 6 except insofar as it relates to the definition of “qualified child” (inserted by subsection (1) of this section) in section 2(1) of the Principal Act for the purposes of section 139 (b) of that Act  1 September 1990 S. 6(3)
S. 6 insofar as it relates to the definition of “qualified child” (inserted by subsection (1) of this section) in section 2(1) of the Principal Act for the purposes of section 139(b) of that Act  29 August 1990 S. 6(3)
S. 7 6 April 1990 S. 7(2)
S. 8 6 April 1990 S. 8(2)
Ss. 9, 10 4 April 1990 Commenced on enactment
S. 11 in relation to any period of interruption of employment commencing on or after the commencement date 9 April 1990 S. 11(2)
Ss. 12-14 in the case of deserted wife's allowance, prisoner's wife's allowance, unmarried mother's allowance, deserted husband's allowance and lone parent's allowance, other than lone parent's allowance payable in respect of a widow or widower 29 November 1990 Social Welfare Act 1990 (Part III) (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 270 of 1990) art. 2(a)
Ss. 12-14 in the case of widow's (non-contributory) pension, widower's (non-contributory) pension and lone parent's allowance payable in respect of a widow or widower 30 November 1990 Social Welfare Act 1990 (Part III) (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 270 of 1990) art. 2(b)
S. 15 29 November 1990 Social Welfare Act 1990 (Section 15) (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 271 of 1990) art. 2
S. 16  in the case of deserted wife's allowance, prisoner's wife's allowance, unmarried mother's allowance, deserted husband's allowance and lone parent's allowance, other than lone parent's allowance payable in respect of a widow or widower 29 November 1990 Social Welfare Act 1990 (Part III) (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 270 of 1990) art. 2(a)
S. 16  in the case of widow's (non-contributory) pension, widower's (non-contributory) pension and lone parent's allowance payable in respect of a widow or widower 30 November 1990 Social Welfare Act 1990 (Part III) (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 270 of 1990) art. 2(b)
S. 17 1 November 1990 Social Welfare Act 1990 (Part IV) (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 241 of 1990) art. 2
S. 18 1 November 1990 Social Welfare Act 1990 (Part IV) (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 241 of 1990) art. 2
Ss. 19-22 1 January 1991 Social Welfare Act 1990 (Part V) (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 345 of 1990), art. 2
Ss. 23 1 May 1990 S. 31
S. 24 Not yet commenced. Requires a commencement order under s.
Ss. 25-31 1 May 1990 S. 31
Ss. 32-35 4 April 1990 Commenced on enactment
S. 36 S. 36(6)
Ss. 37-38 4 April 1990 Commenced on enactment
S. 39 1 May 1990 Social Welfare Act 1990 (Section 39) (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 113 of 1990) art. 2
Ss. 40 4 April 1990 Commenced on enactment
S. 41(1) 5 July 1990 S. 41(3)
S. 41(2) 6 July 1990 S. 41(3)
Ss. 42-51 4 April 1990 Commenced on enactment
Sch. A See s. 3
Sch. B See s. 4
Sch. C See. s. 13
Sch. D See s.4

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Rep. (other than ss. 1(1), 1(3), 1(4), 1(5), 15, 25 - 30) with continuance of instruments etc. 27/1993, ss. 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, schedule 5
S. 36(3) continued S. I. No. 272 of 1990, art. 31
S. 36(4) continued S. I. No. 272 of 1990, art. 31
S. 36 (4)(b) substituted 7/1991, s. 14
S. 36 (4)(c) substituted 7/1991, s. 14
S. 120(1)(b) amended S. I. No. 364 of 1993, art. 7
S. 126 amended S. I. No. 364 of 1993, art. 13 (a)
S. 127(1)(a) amended S. I. No. 364 of 1993, art. 14
S. 153 construction of references amended S. I. No. 364 of 1993, art. 21
S. 164 amended S. I. No. 364 of 1993, arts. 27(a), 27(b), 27(c)
S. 211(10) construction of references amended S. I. No. 364 of 1993, arts. 23(1), 23(2), 24(1), 24(2), 24(3)
Sch. 3, pt. 1, rl. 1(1) amended S. I. No. 364 of 1993, art. 8(1)
Sch. 3, pt. 1, rl. 1(2)(m) amended S. I. No. 364 of 1993, arts. 10(1), 10(2)
Sch. 3, pt. 1, rl. 1(3) amended S. I. No. 364 of 1993, art. 8(2)
Sch. 3, pt. 1, rl. 1(4) amended S. I. No. 364 of 1993, art. 8(3)(a), 8(3)(b)
Sch. 3, pt. 2, rl. 2 amended S. I. No. 364 of 1993, art. 31
Sch. 3, pt. 2, rl. 2 application restricted S. I. No. 364 of 1993, arts. 30(1)(a), 30(1)(b), 30(1)(c)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 16 Social Welfare Act 1989 (Part III) (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 273 of 1990)