SW Acts 2011-14

The 2011 Act  was designed to give legislative effect to certain Social Welfare measures announced in the Budget Statement of 5 December 2011, which are due to come into effect from 1 January 2012. These include the following: Redundancy Payments scheme—reduction in employer rebate for statutory redundancy payments from 60% to 15%. Disablement Benefit — […]

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SW Acts 2014-15

The Social Welfare Act 2014 gave legislative effect to one of the social protection measures announced in the Budget Statement of 14th October 2014 and which was due to take effect from 1 January 2015, i.e. the increase in the monthly rate of Child Benefit. Budget 2015 provided for a number of social protection measures. […]

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SW Acts 2016-19

The 2016 Act was designed to give legislative effect to a range of Social Welfare measures announced in the Expenditure Report of 11 October 2016, including increases in weekly welfare rates. The measures in question provide for increases in the weekly rates of pensions, benefits and allowances and proportionate increases for qualified adult dependants.. All […]

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SW Acts 2020-21

The 2020 Act put the Covid-19-Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) on a formal statutory footing. It allowed for the attribution, for a prescribed period, of paid social insurance contributions to employees who have been directly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Section 202 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 allows the Minister to provide for urgent […]

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