Unemployment Insurance Act, 1923

Maintenance of soldiers in insurance.

7.—(1) For the purpose of retaining in insurance soldiers enlisted on short service who, before enlistment, were normally employed in an insurable occupation the Minister for Defence shall, out of monies to be provided by the Oireachtas, pay to the Minister for the credit of the Unemployment Fund such contributions for each person to whom this section applies as are necessary to secure that there shall be not less than twelve contributions to the credit of such person in respect of each insurance year during which or part of which, such person has been a person to whom this section applies.

(2) The sums to be paid in each year by the Minister for Defence to the Minister under this section shall be ascertained and paid at such times and in such manner as may be agreed between the Minister for Defence and the Minister.

(3) This section applies to every person enlisted in the military forces of Saorstát Eireann for any period not exceeding twelve months or enlisted before 1st May, 1923, for a period of service which terminates on or before 1st May, 1924, who at the date of enlistment has had paid in respect of him under the Unemployment Insurance Acts either twenty contributions at any time, or ten contributions since the 8th day of November, 1920.