Social Welfare Act, 2001


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Number 5 of 2001

SOCIAL WELFARE ACT, 2001

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART 1

Preliminary

  1. Short title and construction.
  2. Definitions.
  3. Continuance of instruments.

PART 2

Increases.

  1. Social insurance benefits (new rates).
  2. Social assistance payments (new rates).
  3. Child benefit (new rates).
  4. Family income supplement (new weekly rates).
  5. Employment contributions (new rates of contributions and amendments to earnings ceilings).
  6. Self-employment contributions (new rates of contributions and abolition of income ceiling).
  7. Optional contributions (new rates of contributions).
  8. Voluntary contributions (new rates and amounts of contributions).

PART 3

Improvements in Social Welfare Schemes.

  1. Maternity and adoptive benefits - increase in duration.
  2. Assessment of means - improvements.
  3. Respite care grant - increase.
  4. Island allowance.
  5. Disability allowance - removal of couple limitation.
  6. Living alone allowance - extension of scheme.
  7. Carer's benefit - payment after death.
  8. Constant attendance allowance - improvements.
  9. Improvement in qualifying conditions.

PART 4

Miscellaneous Provisions.

  1. One-parent family payment - transitional arrangements and assessment of maintenance payments.
  2. Recovery of payments from financial institutions.
  3. Pre-retirement allowance - change in withdrawal rate.
  4. Qualified adult - amendment to provisions.
  5. Amendment to prosecution provisions.
  6. Carer's benefit - improvement.
  7. Qualified adult - rate payable with reduced rate pensions.
  8. Social insurance - retention of modified status.

PART 5

Alignment of Tax and Calendar Years.

  1. Transitional arrangements for the preservation of rights.
  2. Further amendments consequential on the alignment of the tax and calendar years.
  3. Commencement ( Part 5).

PART 6

Amendments Relating to Introduction of Euro.

  1. Social insurance benefits (new euro rates).
  2. Social assistance payments (new euro rates).
  3. Child benefit (new euro rates).
  4. Family income supplement (new weekly rates - euro).
  5. New rates of employment, self-employment, optional and voluntary contributions - euro.
  6. Further amendments consequential on introduction of euro.

PART 7

Amendment of Health Contributions Act, 1979.

  1. Amendment to Health Contributions Act, 1979 - alignment of tax and calendar year.
  2. Amendment to Health Contributions Act, 1979 - euro.

SCHEDULE A

SCHEDULE B

SCHEDULE C

SCHEDULE D

SCHEDULE E

SCHEDULE F


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