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Number 4 of 2005


SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS ACT 2005


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Short Title, Construction, Collective Citation and Commencement

Section

1.

Short title, construction, collective citation and commencement.

PART 2

Amendments to the Social Welfare Acts

2.

Definitions (Part 2).

3.

Child benefit — new rates.

4.

Disability benefit.

5.

Injury benefit — removal of limit.

6.

Carer's benefit — improvement to entitlement conditions.

7.

Respite care grant — improvements to entitlement conditions.

8.

Disability allowance — extension of payment.

9.

Assessment of capital means for certain assistance payments.

10.

Certain EU payments — entitlement to island allowance.

11.

Amendments consequential on the alignment of the income tax year with the calendar year.

12.

Unemployment benefit and unemployment assistance — amendment to entitlement.

13.

Unemployment benefit, unemployment assistance and farm assist — amendment to disqualifications.

14.

Carer's benefit and carer's allowance — amendment.

15.

Personal public service number — extension of provisions.

16.

Award of bereavement grant and payments after death in certain cases.

17.

Provisions relating to prosecutions.

18.

Amendment of section 2 of Principal Act (interpretation).

19.

Orphan's (contributory) allowance and orphan's (non-contributory) pension — amendments.

20.

Assessment of means — amendments.

21.

Recovery of overpayments.

22.

Old age (contributory) pension — amendment to definition of “homemaker”.

23.

Amendments to Principal Act consequential on Health Act 2004.

24.

Third Schedule to Principal Act (Rules as to calculation of means).

25.

Amendments consequential on section 24.

26.

Pre-consolidation amendments to Principal Act.

PART 3

Amendments to the Pensions Act 1990

27.

Definitions (Part 3).

28.

Amendment of section 2 of Principal Act.

29.

Amendment of section 7A of Principal Act.

30.

Amendment of section 18 of Principal Act.

31.

Funding standard.

32.

Small scheme exemptions.

33.

Amendment of section 59 of Principal Act.

34.

Qualifications of trustees.

35.

Amendment of section 90 of Principal Act.

36.

Amendment to Part VI of Principal Act.

37.

Cross-border schemes.

38.

Amendment of section 111 of Principal Act.

39.

Amendment of section 113 of Principal Act.

SCHEDULE 1

Amendments to Principal Act Consequential on the Health Act 2004

SCHEDULE 2

Third Schedule — Rules as to Calculation of Means

SCHEDULE 3

Amendments Consequential on Substitution of Third Schedule of Principal Act

SCHEDULE 4

Pre-Consolidation Amendments

SCHEDULE 5

Ninth Schedule — Specified Bodies


Acts Referred to

Army Pensions Acts 1923 to 1980

Bankruptcy Act 1988

1988, No. 27

Blind Persons Act 1920

1920, c.49

Child Care Act 1991

1991, No. 17

Civil Liability (Amendment) Act 1964

1964, No. 17

Companies Act 1990

1990, No. 33

Connaught Rangers (Pensions) Acts 1936 to 1964

Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001

2001, No. 5 0

Education Act 1998

1998, No. 5 1

Finance Act 1921

11 & 12 Geo. 5, c.32

Finance Act 1958

1958, No. 25

Fisheries (Consolidation) Act 1959

1959, No. 14

Health (Nursing Homes) Act 1990

1990, No. 23

Health Act 1970

1970, No. 1

Health Act 2004

2004, No. 42

Health Contributions Act 1979

1979, No. 4

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997

1997, No. 21

Income Tax Act 1967

1967, No. 6

Industrial Training Act 1967

1967, No. 5

Larceny Act 1916

6 & 7 Geo. 5, c.50

Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Acts 1968 to 1992

Local Government Act 2001

2001, No. 37

Mental Health Act 2001

2001, No. 25

Mental Health Acts 1945 to 2001

Mental Treatment Act 1945

1945, No. 19

Mental Treatment Acts 1945 to 1966

Military Service (Pensions) Acts 1924 to 1964

National Council for Education Awards Act 1979

1979, No. 30

Pensions (Amendment) Act 1996

1996, No. 18

Pensions (Amendment) Act 2002

2002, No. 18

Pensions Act 1990

1990, No. 25

Pensions Acts 1990 to 2004

Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999

1999, No. 26

Regional Technical Colleges Acts 1992 to 2001

Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 1993

1993, No. 27

Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002

2002, No. 8

Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003

2003, No. 4

Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004

2004, No. 9

Social Welfare (No. 2) Act 1993

1993, No. 32

Social Welfare Act 1992

1992, No. 5

Social Welfare Act 1993

1993, No. 5

Social Welfare Act 1996

1996, No. 7

Social Welfare Act 1997

1997, No. 10

Social Welfare Act 1998

1998, No. 6

Social Welfare Act 1999

1999, No. 3

Social Welfare Act 2000

2000, No. 4

Social Welfare Act 2001

2001, No. 5

Social Welfare Acts

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997

1997, No. 39

Universities Acts 1997 and 1999

Vocational Education Act 1930

1930, No. 29

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Number 4 of 2005


SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS ACT 2005


AN ACT TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE SOCIAL WELFARE ACTS AND, FOR THE PURPOSE OF GIVING EFFECT TO DIRECTIVE 2003/41/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL1 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE PENSIONS ACT 1990. [14th March, 2005]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

1 OJ No. L235 29.9.2003, p. 10