National Health Insurance and Widows' and Orphans' Pensions Act, 1936

Position as regards insurance of persons insurable at the Army rate.

16.—A person who is for the time being a person insurable at the Army rate shall be treated as an employed contributor, subject to the following modifications, that is to say:—

(a) the weekly sums paid by the Minister for Defence under the immediately preceding section shall be treated for all purposes as payments of contributions at the employed rate;

(b) such person shall be entitled to maternity benefit, but not to sickness or disablement benefit;

(c) in case such person was not an insured person at the date on which the weekly sums become payable in respect of him, the said date shall be treated as the date of his entry into insurance;

(d) there shall be credited to the Unified Society, if such person is a member thereof, or to the Military Forces (International Arrangements) Insurance Fund, if such person is a member thereof, a sum equal to five pence and one half-penny for each weekly contribution paid, and an equal sum shall be treated as having been expended on benefits, and the proper proportion shall accordingly be paid out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas.