Updated to 21 July 2022 (Act No. 10 of 2022 and S.I. No. 301 of 2022)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1, 2 31 March 1994 Commenced on enactment
S. 3 insofar as it relates to unemployment benefit, 21 July 1994 S. 3(2)(a)
S. 3 insofar as it relates to disability benefit, injury benefit, disablement gratuity and disablement pension, 25 July 1994 S. 3(2)(b)
S. 3 insofar as it relates to retirement pension, invalidity pension and deserted wife's benefit 28 July 1994 S. 3(2)(c)
S. 3 insofar as it relates to death benefit under section 60, 61 or 62 of the Principal Act, old age (contributory) pension, survivor's benefit, widow's (contributory) pension and orphan's (contributory) allowance 29 July 1994 S. 3(2)(d)
S. 4 insofar as it relates to unemployment assistance 20 July 1994 S. 4(2)(a)
S. 4 insofar as it relates to supplementary welfare allowance 25 July 1994 S. 4(2)(b)
S. 4 insofar as it relates to pre-retirement allowance, deserted wife's allowance, prisoner's wife's allowance, lone parent's allowance (other than lone parent's allowance payable in respect of a widow or widower), carer's allowance and prescribed relative allowance, 28 July 1994 S. 4(2)(c)
S.4 insofar as it relates to old age (non-contributory) pension, blind pension, widow's (non-contributory) pension, lone parent's allowance payable in respect of a widow or widower and orphan's (non-contributory) pension,  29 July 1994 S. 4(2)(d)
S. 5 1 September 1994 S. 5(3)
S. 6 28 July 1994 S. 6(2)
S. 7 6 April 1994 S. 7(3)
S. 8 6 April 1994 S. 8(2)
S. 9 6 April 1994 S. 9(2)
S. 10 31 March 1994 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 11-14 28 October 1994 Social Welfare Act 1994 (Part IV) (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 321 of 1994), art. 2
S. 15 21 July 1994 S. 15(3)
S. 16 28 July 1994 S. 16(3)
S. 18 31 March 1994 Commenced on enactment
S. 17 25 July 1994 S. 17(2)
S. 19 20 September 1994 Social Welfare Act 1994 (Section 19) (Commencement) Order 1994 (S.I. No. 283 of 1994), art. 2
S. 20 not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 20(10)
S. 21(1) 31 March 1994 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 21(2), 21(3) 20 July 1994 S. 21(3)
S. 21(4) 31 March 1994 Commenced on enactment
S. 22 20 July 1994 S. 22(4)
Ss. 23-31 31 March 1994 Commenced on enactment
S. 32 insofar as it relates to section 45 21 July 1994 S. 32(2)(a)
S. 32 insofar as it relates to sections 34 and 55 25 July 1994 S. 32(2)(b)
S. 32 insofar as it relates to sections 91, 99, 113 and 167 28 July 1994 S. 32(2)(c)
S. 32 insofar as it relates to sections 60, 61, 87, 94 and 105 29 July 1994 S. 32(2)(d)
S. 33 31 March 1994 Commenced on enactment
S. 34 6 April 1994 S. 34(2)
S. 35 6 April 1994 S. 35(2)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Repealed in part with transitional provisions 26/2005, ss. 360(1), 360(2), 361, 362, 364(1), schedule 7
S. 13(5) repealed 7/1996, ss. 27(4), 29

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
None