Social Welfare (Amendment) Act, 1978


Social Welfare Acts, 1952 to 1978

Amendment of section 2 (1) of Act of 1952.

4.—(1) Section 2 (1) of the Act of 1952 is hereby amended by the insertion of the following definition:

“‘reckonable earnings’ means, subject to regulations, earnings derived from insurable employment or insurable (occupational injuries) employment;”.

(2) Section 2 (1) of the Act of 1952 is hereby amended by the substitution, for the definitions of “benefit year”, “contribution week” and “contribution year”, of the following definitions:

“‘benefit year’ means the period commencing on the first Monday in a particular year and ending on the Sunday immediately preceding the first Monday in the following year; ‘contribution week’ means one of the successive periods of seven consecutive days in a contribution year beginning on the first day of that contribution year, or on any seventh day after that day, the last day of a contribution year (or the last two days of a contribution year ending in a leap year) being taken as included in the last contribution week of that contribution year;

‘contribution year’ means a year of assessment within the meaning of the Income Tax Acts:”.