Social Welfare (Amendment) Act, 1978

Amendment of section 37 of Act of 1952.

8.—Section 37 of the Act of 1952, which relates to voluntary contributors, is hereby amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, but subject to subsection (2) of this section, a voluntary contributor shall not be entitled to disability benefit, unemployment benefit, maternity benefit, invalidity pension or treatment benefit and, if any voluntary contributions paid by him are at the percentage rate for the time being prescribed under section 6 (2) (b) (i) of this Act (inserted by the Social Welfare (Amendment) Act, 1978). they shall be disregarded in determining whether the contribution conditions for old age (contributory) pension, retirement pension or death grant are satisfied.”.