S.I. No. 463 of 2017

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SI. No. 463 of 2017


Social Welfare Act 2016 (Section 9(b)) (Commencement) Order 2017




(This note is not part of the Instrument and does nor purport to be a legal interpretation).


This Commencement Order brings section 9(b) of the Social Welfare Act 2016 into operation as and from 27 October 2017.


Section 9(b) of the Social Welfare Act 2016 provides for the expansion of the Treatment Benefit scheme, to provide for the re-introduction of the dental scale and polish and the restoration of the optical benefit scheme, including either free spectacles or a contribution towards upgraded spectacles to both employed contributors and self-employed contributors.

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