S.I. No. 93 of 2014


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S.I. No. 93 of 2014.

SOCIAL WELFARE AND PENSIONS ACT 2012 (SECTION 19) (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

Section 290 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 provides for a Household Budgeting facility for social welfare recipients who receive their weekly payments through An Post which facilitates them in having a portion of their payment deducted at source and paid over to various utility companies. This facility enables social welfare recipients to make a fixed weekly payment in respect of electricity, gas and telephone bills.

Section 19 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2012 extends the list of utility companies which may participate in this scheme to include licenced energy companies.

This Order provides for the commencement of section 19 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2012 with effect from 19 February 2014.

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