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

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1 5 April 1995 Commenced on enactment
S. 2 5 April 1995 Commenced on enactment
S. 3 insofar as it relates to unemployment benefit 8 June 1995 S. 3(2)(a)
S. 3 insofar as it relates to disability benefit, health and safety benefit, injury benefit, disablement gratuity and disablement pension 12 June 1995 S. 3(2)(b)
S. 3 insofar as it relates to retirement pension, invalidity pension and deserted wife's benefit 15 June 1995 S. 3(2)(c)
S. 3 insofar as it relates to death benefit under ss. 60-63 of the Principal Act, old age (contributory) pension, survivor's pension and orphan's (contributory) allowance 16 June 1995 S. 3(2)(d)
S. 4 insofar as it relates to unemployment assistance 7 June 1995 S. 4(2)
S. 4 insofar as it relates to supplementary welfare allowance 12 June 1995 S. 4(2)
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 15 June 1995 S. 4(2)
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 16 June 1995 S. 4(2)
Ss. 5(1), 5(2) 1 September 1995 S. 5(4)
S. 5(3) 5 April 1995 Commenced on enactment
S. 5(4) 1 September 1995 S. 5(4)
Ss. 6-9 6 April 1995 Ss. 6(2)-9(2)
S. 10 5 April 1995 Commenced on enactment
S. 11 19 April 1995 Social Welfare Act 1995 (Section 11) (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 93 of 1995), art. 2
Ss. 12 15 June 1995 S. 12(3)
S. 13 5 April 1995 Commenced on enactment
S. 14 insofar as it relates to disablement pension 1 May 1995 Social Welfare Act 1995 (Section 14) (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 112 of 1995), art.2(a)
S. 14 insofar as it relates to unemployment assistance 3 May 1995 Social Welfare Act 1995 (Section 14) (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 112 of 1995), art. 2(b)
S. 14 insofar as it relates to retirement pension, invalidity pension, deserted wife's benefit, pre-retirement allowance, lone parent's allowance (other than lone parent's allowance payable in respect of a widow or widower), carer's allowance and family income supplement 27 April 1995 Social Welfare Act 1995 (Section 14) (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 112 of 1995), art. 2(c)
S. 14 insofar as it relates to death benefit under ss. 60 or 62 of the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1993 (No. 27 of 1993), old age (contributory) pension, survivor's pension, orphan's (contributory) allowance, old age (non-contributory) pension, blind pension, lone parent's allowance payable in respect of a widow or widower and orphan's (non-contributory) pension) 28 April 1995 Social Welfare Act 1995 (Section 14) (Commencement) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 112 of 1995), art. 2 (d)
S. 15 26 November 1997 Social Welfare Act, 1995 (Section 15) (Commencement) Order, 1997 (S.I. No. 493 of 1997), art. 2
S. 16(1) 5 April 1995 Commenced on enactment
S. 16(2) 7 June 1995 S. 16(5)
Ss. 16(3), 16(4) 5 April 1995 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 17-18 5 April 1995 Commenced on enactment
S. 19 6 April 1995 S. 19(3)
S. 20(1) 5 April 1995 Commenced on enactment
S. 20(2) 16 June 1995 S. 20(3)
S. 20(3) 5 April 1995 Commenced on enactment
S. 21 5 April 1995 Commenced on enactment
S. 22 Not yet commenced. Requires commencement order under s. 22(2)
S. 23 5 April 1995 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 24, 25 6 April 1995 S. 24(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

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 15 Social Welfare (Consolidated Payments Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations, 1996. (S.I. No. 95 of 1996)