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  1. Ireland - Unemployment benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Consolidated Contributions and Insurability) (Amendment) (No. 4) (Credited Contributions) Regulations, 1999 (S.I. 323 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-10-05 | IRL-1999-R-57656

    Provides for the award of credited contributions in respect of claimants of Carer's Allowance who left insurable employment to engage in caring duties. Also provides that periods spent as a Homemaker prior to receipt of Carer's Allowance may be disregarded for the purposes of determining a carer's entitlement to credited contributions. This will also apply where such persons subsequently claim Unemployment Benefits or Assistance or Disability Benefits.

  2. Ireland - Unemployment benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Treatment Benefit) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations, 1996 (S.I. No. 261 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-08-30 | IRL-1996-R-45479

    Exempts people age 55 or over who are signing for credited contributions in respect of proved unemployment from the requirement of having to have 13 paid contributions in the relevant contribution year in order to qualify for Treatment Benefit.

  3. Ireland - Unemployment benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Social Insurance Provisions) (No. 2) Regulations, 1994 (S.I. No. 282 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-09-20 | IRL-1994-R-38010

    Section 19 of the Social Welfare Act, 1994 exempts people engaged in casual employment from the qualifying condition for unemployment benefit of having to have sustained a substantial loss of employment. These Regulations set out the circumstances in which a person will be regarded as being engaged in casual employment.

  4. Ireland - Unemployment benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare Act, 1994 (Section 19) (Commencement) Order, 1994 (S.I. No. 283 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-09-20 | IRL-1994-R-38011

    Brings section 19 of the Social Welfare Act, 1994 into operation with effect from 20 September 1994. Section 19 provides that people engaged in casual employment will be exempt from the condition of having to have sustained a substantial loss of employment to qualify for unemployment benefit. It also provides that claims for unemployment benefit will only link where they are not separated by more than 2 years in any one continuous period of interruption of employment.

  5. Ireland - Unemployment benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Unemployment Benefit) Regulations, 1994 (S.I. No. 128 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-05-04 | IRL-1994-R-37059

    Section 47 of the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act of 1993 provides that a person under age 55 who receives moneys in respect to redundancy in excess of a prescribed amount may be disqualified for receiving unemployment benefit for a period of up to nine weeks. These Regulations increase the amount prescribed for the purposes of this disqualification.

  6. Ireland - Unemployment benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Unemployment Assistance) (Amendment) Regulations, 1993 (S.I. No. 175 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-06-25 | IRL-1993-R-34153

    Section 104A of the Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1981 disqualifies a person engaged in course of study from receiving unemployment assistance other than in such circumstances and conditions as may be prescribed. These Regulations exempt from this disqualification a person who is - (a) a mature student as defined in the Local Authorities (Higher Education Grants) Act , 1968; (b) participating in one of the educational initiatives for the long-term unemployed such as Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme and the Third Level Allowance Scheme; or (c) participating in a course of education approved by a company established under the Programme for Economic and Social Progress.

  7. Ireland - Unemployment benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Unemployment Assistance) Regulations, 1993 (S.I. No. 99 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-04-06 | Date of entry into force: 1993-04-07 | IRL-1993-R-34147

    Provides for an earnings disregard in assessing income from insurable employment for the purposes of entitlement to unemployment assistance.

  8. Ireland - Unemployment benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Social Insurance Provisions) Regulations, 1993 (S.I. No. 82 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-03-23 | IRL-1993-R-34142

    One of the qualifying conditions for entitlement to Unemployment Benefit is that the claimant must have sustained a substantial loss of employment. This amendment provides that a person who has lost at least one day of insurable employment in any week will be regarded as having suffered a substantial loss of employment.

  9. Ireland - Unemployment benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Unemployment Payments) Regulations 1989. S.I. No. 166.

    Adoption: 1989-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 1989-07-19 | IRL-1989-R-8603

    Arising from the increases in the rate of long-term unemployment assistance provided for in the Social Welfare Act 1989, the maximum rate of long-term unemployment assistance will exceed the rate of unemployment benefit with effect from 1989-07-19. The purpose of these Regulations is to provide unemployed persons who would be entitled to unemployment benefit and long-term unemployment assistance with an option of receiving either payment.

  10. Ireland - Unemployment benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Absence from the State) Regulations 1988. SI No. 154.

    Adoption: 1988-07-01 | IRL-1988-R-7703

    These Regulations are designed to allow unemployed persons who are entitled to employment benefits to continue to be entitled to benefit for certain periods of absence from the State to include instances where the person is representing Ireland in an amateur capacity at an international sporting event or for periods of up to two weeks holiday in any one year.

  11. Ireland - Unemployment benefit - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Welfare (Amendment of Miscellaneous Social Insurance Provisions) (No. 2) Regulations 1987. S.I. No. 189.

    Adoption: 1987-07-14 | IRL-1987-R-3670

    Provides for increased rates of disability benefit and unemployment benefit under certain conditions, increased benefit rates under the occupational injuries scheme and increased rates of old age contributory pensions, widows' contributory pensions and deserted wife's benefit.

  12. Ireland - Unemployment benefit - Law, Act

    Social Welfare (No. 2) Act 1985 (Commencement) Order 1986. Statutory Instrument No. 365.

    Adoption: 1986-11-14 | IRL-1986-L-3362

    Brings into operation provisions of the Social Welfare (No. 2) Act 1985 (other than s. 6), which introduced new dependency arrangements and provided for the admission of married women to the unemployment assistance scheme.

  13. Ireland - Unemployment benefit - Law, Act

    Social Welfare (Amendment) Act 1984.

    Adoption: 1984-12-26 | IRL-1984-L-1111

    An Act to amend and extend the Social Welfare Acts 1981 to 1984. No. 27 of 1984. Miscellaneous amendments.

  14. Ireland - Unemployment benefit - Law, Act

    Social Welfare Act 1971.

    Adoption: 1971-07-14 | IRL-1971-L-17097

    An Act to amend and extend the Old-Age Pensions Acts 1908 to 1970 [LS 1924 - IFS 3 ... 1960 - Ire. 1 A], the Unemployment Assistance Acts 1933 to 1970, the Widows' and Orphans' Pensions Acts 1935 to 1970 [LS 1935 - IFS 1 ... 1952 - Ire. 1] and the Social Welfare Acts 1952 to 1970 [LS 1952 - Ire. 1] and the Social Welfare Acts 1952 to 1970 [LS 1952 - Ire. 1, 1960 - Ire.1]. No. 16.


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