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

Social Welfare Act 1997
No. 10 of 1997

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Ss. 1, 2 2 April 1997 Commenced on enactment
S. 3 in so far as the section relates to unemployment benefit 5 June 1997  Commenced under s. 3(2)(a)
S. 3 in so far as the section relates to disability benefit, health and safety benefit, injury benefit, disablement gratuity and disablement pension 9 June 1997 Commenced under s. 3(2)(b)
S. 3 in so far as the section relates to retirement pension, invalidity pension and a relevant payment by virtue of section 18(1)(a) of the Act of 1996 12 June 1997  Commenced under s. 3(2)(c)
S. 3 in so far as the section relates to death benefit under ss. 60-63 of the Principal Act, old age (contributory) pension, widow's (contributory) pension, widower's (contributory) pension and orphan's (contributory) allowance 13 June 1997 Commenced under s. 3(2)(d)
S. 4 in so far as the section relates to unemployment assistance and disability allowance 4 June 1997  Commenced under s. 4(2)(a)
S. 4 in so far as the section relates to supplementary welfare allowance 9 June 1997 Commenced under s. 4(2)(b)
S. 4 in so far as the section relates to pre-retirement allowance, one-parent family payment (other than where payable in respect of a widow or widower), carer's allowance, prescribed relative allowance,and a relevant payment by virtue of s.18(1)(b) or (c) of the Social Welfare Act 1996 12 June 1997 Commenced under s. 4(2)(c)
S. 4 in so far as the section relates to old age (non-contributory) pension, blind pension, widow's (non-contributory) pension, one-parent family payment payable in respect of a widow or widower and orphan's (non-contributory) pension 13 June 1997 Commenced under s. 4(2)(d)
S. 5 1 September 1997 Commenced under s. 5(2)
S. 6(1), (2) 2 April 1997 Commenced on enactment
S. 6(3) 12 June 1997 Commenced under s. 6(4)
S. 7 2 April 1997 Commenced on enactment
S. 8 6 April 1997 Commenced under s. 8(2)
S. 9 6 April 1997 Commenced under s. 9(2)
Ss. 10, 11 9 June 1997 Social Welfare Act 1997 (Sections 10 and 11) (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 248 of 1997), art. 2
S. 12(1)(a) 2 April 1997 Commenced on enactment
S. 12(1)(b) 21 November 1997 Social Welfare Act 1997 (Section 12 (1) (B) ) (Commencement) Order 1997  (S.I. No. 490 of 1997), art. 2
S. 12(1)(c) 6 April 2012 Commenced under s. 12(5)(c)
S. 12(2) 6 April 2002 Commenced under s. 12(5)(b)
S. 12(3)(a) 2 April 1997 Commenced on enactment
S. 12(3)(b) 6 April 2012 Commenced under s. 12(5)(c)
S. 12(4) 6 April 2012 Commenced under s. 12(5)(c)
S. 12(5) 2 April 1997 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 13, 14 2 April 1997 Commenced on enactment
Ss. 15 - 18 Not yet commenced. Commencement order required under s. 18
Ss. 19 - 21 17 October 1997 Social Welfare Act 1997 (Part V) (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 437 of 1997), art. 2
S. 22(1), (2) 4 June 1997 Social Welfare Act, 1997 (Section 22(1) and (2)) (Commencement) Order. 1997 (S.I. No. 250 of 1997), art. 2
S. 22(3) 3 June 1998 Social Welfare Act 1997 (Section 22 (3)) (Commencement) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 227 of 1998), art. 2
S. 23 12 June 1997 Commenced under s. 23(3)
S. 24 10 April 1997 Social Welfare Act 1997 (Section 24) (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 162 of 1997), art. 2
S. 25 17 October 1997 Social Welfare Act 1997 (Sections 25, 26(1)(C) and 26(1)(D)) (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 435 of 1997), art. 2
S. 26(1)(a) 1 April 1998 Social Welfare Act 1997 (Section 26 (1) (A)) (Commencement) Order 1998 (S.I. No. 92 of 1998), art. 2
S. 26(1)(b) Not yet commenced. Commencement order required under s. 27
S. 26(1)(c) 17 October 1997 Social Welfare Act 1997 (Sections 25, 26(1)(C) and 26(1)(D)) (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 435 of 1997), art. 2
S. 26(1)(d) 17 October 1997 Social Welfare Act 1997 (Sections 25, 26(1)(C) and 26(1)(D)) (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 435 of 1997), art. 2
S. 26(2) Not yet commenced. Commencement order required under s. 27
Ss. 27, 28 2 April 1997 Commenced on enactment
S. 29 4 May 1999 Social Welfare Act 1997 (Section 29) (Commencement) Order 1999 (S.I. No. 141 of 1999), art. 2
Ss. 30, 31 2 April 1997 Commenced on enactment
S. 32 8 April 1997 Social Welfare Act 1997 (Section 32) (Commencement) Order 1997 (S.I. No. 161 of 1997), art. 2
Ss. 33 - 37 2 April 1997 Commenced on enactment
S. 38 6 April 1997 Commenced under s. 38(2)
S. 39 6 April 1997 Commenced under s. 39(2)
S. 40 2 April 1997 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Rep. in pt. with transit. provns. 26/2005, ss. 360 (1) (2), 361, 362, 364 (1), sch. 7
Trans. of functns. under with savings. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 4, 58, 59 (1) (2) (3), 74, schs. 3, 5
S.29 (1) (b) revoked. 6/1998, ss. 24 (3), 25

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act