Social Welfare Act, 1988

Periods of interruption of employment to be taken into account in ascertaining entitlement to benefit.

23.—(1) Section 22 (which relates to duration of payment of disability benefit) of the Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of the following paragraph:

“(b) before that day has been entitled, in respect of any period of interruption of employment (whether including that day or not) during the period beginning on the date six years before the 5th day of April immediately prior to the benefit year in which that day occurs and ending on that day, to disability benefit for 312 days,”.

(2) This section shall apply to any claim for disability benefit which is received on or after the 6th day of April, 1988.