Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005

Continuity of insurance under old codes.

[1993 s303(1)]

363.—(1) Regulations may be made, subject to such modifications, additions and exceptions as may be specified, for the purpose of ensuring that persons insured or deemed to be or treated as insured within the prescribed period before 5 January 1953, under the National Insurance Act 1911, the Unemployment Insurance Act 1920 (or any scheme under that Act) or the Widows’ and Orphans’ Pensions Act 1935 , may continue to be insured under Part 2 or otherwise to preserve the rights conferred on them by virtue of those enactments.

[1993 s303(2)]

(2) Regulations under subsection (1) shall, in the manner and subject to the conditions that may be specified, in particular, provide in relation to persons so insured, for modifying the contribution conditions for receipt of benefit under Part 2 to take account of contributions paid or deemed to be paid or treated as paid under those enactments and periods of insurance under those enactments.

[1993 s303(3)]

(3) Without prejudice to any specific power conferred by subsections (1) and (2), regulations may be made for facilitating their operation or the introduction of the system of insurance established by the Social Welfare Act 1952 including, in particular, regulations providing—

(a) for modifying, in relation to the period before 5 January 1953, any provisions of or made under any enactment repealed or amended by Part V of that Act, or

(b) for making any savings or additional savings from the effect of any repeal or amendment effected by that Act.