Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007

PART 1

Preliminary and General

1.

Short title, construction, collective citation and commencement.

1.— (1) This Act may be cited as the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007.

(2) The Social Welfare Acts and sections 1 to 36 shall be read together as one.

(3) Section 37 and the Pensions Acts 1990 to 2006 may be cited together as the Pensions Acts 1990 to 2007.

(4) Sections 5 , 8 , 9 , 14 , 18 , 20 to 25 , 27 , 28 and 34 to 37 , shall come into operation on such day or days as the Minister may appoint by order or orders either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so appointed for different purposes or different provisions.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E1

Power pursuant to section exercised (31.10.2007) by Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (Section 14) (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 749 of 2007).

2. The 1st day of November 2007 is appointed as the day on which section 14 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (No. 8 of 2007) comes into operation.

E2

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.09.2007) by Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (Sections 21 and 24) (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 699 of 2007).

2. The 27th day of September 2007 is appointed as the day on which sections 21(b) and (c) and 24 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (No. 8 of 2007) come into operation.

E3

Power pursuant to section exercised (11.09.2007) by Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (Section 37) (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 632 of 2007).

2. The 17th day of September 2007 is appointed as the day on which section 37 of, and Part 2 of Schedule 2 to, the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (No. 8 of 2007) come into operation in so far as section 3A of the Pensions Act 1990 (No. 25 of 1990) is amended pursuant to those provisions.

E4

Power pursuant to section exercised (6.09.2007) by Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (Section 9) (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 702 of 2007).

2. The 26th day of September 2007 is appointed as the day on which section 9 (other than paragraphs (b), (e)(i), (g)(i) and (i) of that section) of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (No. 8 of 2007) comes into operation.

E5

Power pursuant to section exercised (5.06.2007) by Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (Section 34) (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 268 of 2007).

2. 5 June 2007 is appointed as the day on which section 34 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (No. 8 of 2007) comes into operation.

E6

Power pursuant to section exercised (22.05.2007) by Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (Sections 18, 20, 25(1), 35 and 36) (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 256 of 2007).

3. 22 May 2007 is appointed as the day on which section 18 of the Act of 2007 comes into operation.

4. 6 June 2007 is appointed as the day on which sections 25(1), 35(b)(i), (c)(i) and (d), and 36 of the Act of 2007 come into operation.

5. 4 July 2007 is appointed as the day on which section 20 of the Act of 2007 comes into operation.

E7

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.04.2007) by Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (Sections 5, 8, 22, 23 and 28) (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 219 of 2007).

2. (a) The 1st day of May 2007 is appointed as the day on which sections 5, 8 and 28(b) of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (No. 8 of 2007), come into operation.

(b) The 3rd day of May 2007 is appointed as the day on which sections 22 and 23 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (No. 8 of 2007), come into operation.

(c) The 7th day of June is appointed as the day on which section 28(a) of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (No. 8 of 2007), comes into operation.

E8

Power pursuant to section exercised (25.04.2007) by Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (Section 37) (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 181 of 2007).

2. The 27th day of April 2007 is appointed as the day on which section 37 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 comes into operation, in so far as it relates to—

(a) Part 1 of Schedule 2,

(b) Part 2 of Schedule 2 (except in so far as it relates to section 3A of the Pensions Act 1990 (No.25 of 1990)) and,

(c) Part 3 of Schedule 2

E9

Power pursuant to section exercised (2.04.2007) by Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (Section 35) (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 146 of 2007).

1. This Order may be cited as the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (Section 35) (Commencement) Order 2007.

(a) The 3rd day of April 2007 is appointed as the day on which sections 35(a)(ii) and (iii) of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (No.8 of 2007), come into operation.

(b) The 5th day of April 2007 is appointed as the day on which sections 35(c)(ii) and (iii) of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007, come into operation.

(c) The 6th day of April 2007 is appointed as the day on which section 35(b)(ii) of the Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2007 (No. 8 of 2007), comes into operation.