National Health Insurance Act, 1929

Deferment of right to benefit in certain cases.

8.—(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Acts, an insured person (other than a person in respect of whom an account is open in the Deposit Contributors Fund or a person who is a member of the Military Forces (International Arrangements) Insurance Fund) who does not become a member of an approved society within the prescribed time shall not, unless the Insurance Commissioners in any particular case otherwise direct, on becoming a member of an approved society become entitled to the benefits administered by such society to which if this section had not passed he might be entitled, until the expiration of thirteen weeks from the date of his application for admission to membership of such last mentioned society.

(2) This section shall come into operation immediately upon the expiration of three months from the passing of this Act.