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Number 6 of 1998


SOCIAL WELFARE ACT, 1998


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I

Preliminary

Section

1.

Short title and construction.

2.

Definitions.

3.

Continuance of instruments.

PART II

Increases

4.

Social insurance benefits (new rates).

5.

Social assistance payments (new rates).

6.

Child benefit (new rates, etc.).

7.

Family income supplement (new weekly rates, etc.).

8.

Employment contributions (increases in earnings ceilings, etc.).

9.

Self-employment contributions (increase in income ceiling).

PART III

Improvements in Social Welfare Schemes

10.

Assessment of means — improvements.

11.

Payment in respect of loss of purchasing power.

12.

Carer's allowance — payment after death.

13.

Amendments to section 2 of Principal Act — definitions.

PART IV

Administration of Public Service Data

14.

Administration of public service data.

15.

Commencement (Part IV).

PART V

Miscellaneous Provisions

16.

Sums paid into and out of Social Insurance Fund.

17.

Actuarial review.

18.

Pre-retirement allowance — consolidation of provisions.

19.

Blind pension.

20.

Recovery of debts.

21.

Disablement benefit — claims made outside the prescribed time.

22.

Offences — non-disclosure of information.

23.

Appointment of officers.

24.

Liable relative.

25.

Commencement (Part V).

PART VI

Amendment of Health Contributions Act, 1979 and Youth Employment Agency Act, 1981

26.

Amendment of section 7A of Health Contributions Act, 1979.

27.

Amendment of section 18A of Youth Employment Agency Act, 1981.

PART VII

Amendment of Section 54 of Pensions Act, 1990

28.

Amendment of section 54 of Pensions Act, 1990.

SCHEDULE A

SCHEDULE B


Acts Referred to

Blind Persons Act, 1920

1920, c. 49

Civil Legal Aid Act, 1995

1995, No. 32

Data Protection Act, 1988

1988, No. 25

Health Act, 1947

1947, No. 28

Health Act, 1970

1970, No. 1

Health Contributions Act, 1979

1979, No. 4

Housing Act, 1966

1966, No. 21

Housing Act, 1988

1988, No. 28

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992

1992, No. 18

Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Act, 1968

1968, No. 24

Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Act, 1992

1992, No. 19

Local Government Act, 1941

1941, No. 23

Pensions Act, 1990

1990, No. 25

Pensions (Amendment) Act, 1996

1996, No. 18

Social Welfare Act, 1992

1992, No. 5

Social Welfare Act, 1994

1994, No. 4

Social Welfare (No. 2) Act, 1995

1995, No. 23

Social Welfare Act, 1996

1996, No. 7

Social Welfare Act, 1997

1997, No. 10

Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1981

1981, No. 1

Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1993

1993, No. 27

Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997

1997, No. 39

Youth Employment Agency Act, 1981

1981, No. 32

Income Tax (Employments) Regulations, 1972

S.I. No. 260 of 1972

Income Tax (Employments) Regulations, 1960

S.I. No. 28 of 1960

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Number 6 of 1998


SOCIAL WELFARE ACT, 1998


AN ACT TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE SOCIAL WELFARE ACTS, SECTION 7A OF THE HEALTH CONTRIBUTIONS ACT, 1979 , SECTION 18A OF THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AGENCY ACT, 1981 , AND SECTION 54 OF THE PENSIONS ACT, 1990 . [1st April, 1998]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: