S.I. No. 679 of 2010.
SOCIAL WELFARE ACT 2010 (SECTIONS 7, 8, 9 AND 10) (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER 2010
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
This Order provides for the commencement of sections 7 to 10 of the Social Welfare Act 2010.
Sections 7, 8 and 9 provide for the introduction of the reduced rates of Jobseeker's Benefit, Jobseeker's Allowance and Supplementary Welfare Allowance for claimants who refuse to participate in an appropriate training course or a programme under the National Employment Action Plan. Section 10 provides for the consequential repeal of sections 18, 19 and 20 of the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010.
This Order provides that sections 8 and 10 of the Social Welfare Act 2010 come into operation on 29th December 2010, section 7 comes into operation on 30th December 2010 and section 9 comes into operation on 3 January 2011.