Social Welfare (Amendment) Act, 1978

Regulations securing continuity of Act with provisions repealed, amended, etc.

20.—(1) The Minister may make regulations for the purpose of securing the continuity of this Act with any provision repealed or amended by this Act or otherwise for the preservation of rights conferred under or by virtue of any of those provisions.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations under this section may provide for the manner in which contributions paid or credited in respect of any period before the commencement of any provision of this Act shall be taken into account for the purpose of determining entitlement to any benefit under the Acts after such commencement.