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Social Welfare Act, 2003

Arrangement of Sections
  1. Definitions
  2. Social insurance benefits (new rates)
  3. Social assistance payments (new rates)
  4. Family income supplement (new weekly rates)
  5. Employment contributions (amendment to earnings ceilings)
  6. Optional contributions (amendment to income ceiling)
  7. Widowed parent grant - amount of grant
  8. Disability benefit and unemployment benefit - amendments to linking provisions
  9. Disability benefit, health and safety benefit and unemployment benefit - amendments to conditions for receipt
  10. Increase for qualified child - amendments
  11. Unemployment benefit - amendment to duration of payment
  12. Supplementary welfare allowance - amendment to conditions of entitlement
  13. Employment contributions - amendment
  14. Amendment of Health Contributions Act 1979
  15. Amendment of National Training Fund Act 2000
  16. Short title and construction

Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003

Arrangement of Sections

Part 1

Short Title, Construction, Collective Citation and Commencement

Part 2

Amendments to the Social Welfare Acts


Child benefit (new rates)

Respite care grant — increase

Qualified child — extension of entitlement

Island allowance — improvements

Payments after death — improvements

Assessment of means — amendments

Orphan's payments — amendment

Personal public service number — extension of provisions

Award of child benefit in certain cases

Amendments consequential on alignment of income tax year with calendar year

Supplementary welfare allowance — amendment to conditions of entitlement

Conditions for grant of supplementary welfare allowance — amendment

Grant of supplementary welfare allowance in cases of urgency — amendment

Amendments to section 2 of Principal Act

Employment contributions — amendment

Employment contributions—amendment to payment of contribution and keeping of records

Employed contributors and insured persons — agency workers

Part 3

Short Title, Construction and Commencement

Amendments to Health Contributions Act 1979

Amendments to National Training Fund Act 2000

Amendment of Ombudsman Act 1980

Amendments to Freedom of Information Act 1997

Amendments to Pensions Act 1990

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