Social Welfare (Consolidation) Act, 1981

Continuity of insurance under old codes.

[1952, s. 66]

133.—(1) Regulations may be made, subject to such modifications, additions and exceptions as may be specified, for the purpose of ensuring that persons insured or deemed to be or treated as insured within the prescribed period before 5th January, 1953, under the National Insurance Act, 1911, the Unemployment Insurance Act, 1920, (or any scheme under that Act) or the Widows' and Orphans' Pensions Act, 1935 , may continue to be insured under the provisions of this Part or otherwise to preserve the rights conferred on them by virtue of those enactments.

(2) Regulations under subsection (1) shall, in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be specified, in particular, provide in relation to persons so insured, for modifying the contribution conditions for receipt of benefit under this Part to take account of contributions paid or deemed to be paid or treated as paid under the said enactments and periods of insurance thereunder.

[1952, s. 69]

(3) Without prejudice to any specific power conferred by subsections (1) and (2), regulations may be made for facilitating their operation or the introduction of the system of insurance established by the Social Welfare Act, 1952 , including, in particular, regulations providing—

(a) for modifying, as respects the period before 5th January, 1953, any provisions of or made under any enactment repealed or amended by Part V of that Act, or

(b) for making any savings or additional savings from the effect of any repeal or amendment effected by that Act.