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Name: Social Welfare (No. 2) Act 1987. No. 29.
Country: Ireland
Subject(s): Social assistance and services
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1987-12-23
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 10 p.
ISN: IRL-1987-L-4656
Bibliography: Printed separately, 10 p.
Abstract/Citation: Amends and extends the Social Welfare Acts, 1981 to 1987, in a variety of respects. In connection with claims for assistance benefits, calls upon employers to provide particulars in respect of their former and current employees. For claims for disability benefits and invalidity pensions made on or after 4 Jan. 1988, increases the number of contribution weeks from 208 to 260. Revises the contribution conditions for maternity allowances (requiring, inter alia, no less than 39 contribution weeks). Amends s. 35 of the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act 1981 to provide that persons affected by, but not participating directly in, trade disputes causing work stoppages shall not automatically be denied unemployment benefits. Also increases penalties and contains provisions on inspection, recordkeeping and other social welfare matters.
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