Updated to 28 November 2021 (Act No. 33 of 2021 and S.I. No. 642 of 2021)

Social Welfare Act 2020
No. 30 of 2020

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1 22 December 2020 Commenced on enactment
S. 2 1 January 2021 Commenced as per s. 2(2)
S. 3 1 July 2020 Commenced as per s. 3(2)
S. 4 1 July 2020 Commenced as per s. 4(2)
S. 5(1) 1 March 2021  Commenced as per s. 5(2)
S. 5(2) 22 December 2020 Commenced on enactment
S. 6 22 December 2020 Commenced on enactment
S. 7 22 December 2020 Commenced on enactment
S. 8(1)  1 March 2021 Commenced as per s. 8(2)
S. 8(2) 22 December 2020 Commenced on enactment
S. 9(1) 1 January 2021 Commenced as per s. 9(2)
Ss. 9(2), (3) 22 December 2020 Commenced on enactment
S. 10  8 April 2021 Commenced as per s. 10(2)
S. 11 1 June 2021 Commenced as per s. 11(2)
S. 12 7 January 2021 Commenced as per s. 12(2)
S. 13(1)(a) 4 January 2021 Commenced as per s. 13(2)
S. 13(1)(b) 22 December 2020 Commenced on enactment
S. 13(2) 22 December 2020 Commenced on enactment
S. 14 in so far as it relates to jobseeker’s benefit 31 December 2020 Commenced as per s. 14(2)(a)
S. 14 in so far as it relates to (i) illness benefit, (ii) health and safety benefit, and (iii) injury benefit 4 January 2021 Commenced as per s. 14(2)(b)
S. 14 in so far as it relates to (i) carer’s benefit, (ii) invalidity pension, and (iii) a payment referred to in para. (a) 7 January 2021 Commenced as per s. 14(2)(c)
S. 14 in so far as it relates to (i) death benefit under Chapter 13 (other than section 84) of Act 26/2005 (ii) (ii) widow’s (contributory) pension, (iii) widower’s (contributory) pension, (iv) surviving civil partner’s (contributory) pension, (v) State pension (contributory), and (vi) disablement pension 8 January 2021 Not yet commenced. Commenced as per s. 14(2)(d)
S. 15 4 January 2021 Commenced as per s. 15(2)
S. 16 in so far as it relates to (i) jobseeker’s allowance (other than where payable in accordance with section 148A of the Principal Act and (ii) farm assist 30 December 2020 Commenced as per s. 16(2)(a)
S. 16 in so far as it relates to supplementary welfare allowance 4 January 2021 Commenced as per s. 16(2)(b)
S. 16 in so far as it relates to disability allowance 6 January 2021 Commenced as per s. 16(2)(c)
S. 16 in so far as it relates to (i) one-parent family payment (other than where payable in respect of a widow, widower or surviving civil partner), (ii) jobseeker’s allowance payable in accordance with section 148A of Act 26/2005, and (iii) carer’s allowance 7 January 2021 Commenced as per s. 16(2)(d)
S. 16 in so far as it relates to (i) State pension (non-contributory), (ii) blind pension, and (iii) one-parent family payment (payable in respect of a widow, widower or surviving civil partner),  8 January 2021 Commenced as per s. 16(2)(e)
S. 17 22 December 2020 Commenced on enactment
S. 18 22 December 2020 Commenced on enactment

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Not affected

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
None