Social Welfare Act, 1983

Unemployment assistance (abolition of alternative method of calculation of means).

13.—(1) Section 147 of the Principal Act is hereby repealed.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, in the case of a holder of a qualification certificate under section 136 of the Principal Act for whom the yearly advantage from the use of land was, immediately before the commencement of this section, calculated in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (a), (b) or (c) of section 147 (1) of the Principal Act—

(a) such yearly advantage shall be deemed to be as so calculated; and

(b) the rate of unemployment assistance payable shall be the appropriate rate specified in the Fourth Schedule to the Principal Act for a person for whom such yearly advantage is so calculated,

until such yearly advantage has been calculated for the purposes of section 146 (1) (c) of the Principal Act in accordance with the provisions of Regulation 3 (3) of the Unemployment Assistance (Calculation of Means Regulations) Order, 1934 (S.R. & O., No. 34 of 1934), such calculation in all cases being made as soon as practicable but not in any event later than three years from the commencement of this section.