Social Welfare Act, 1983

Title to unemployment benefit.

6.—(1) The following subsection is hereby inserted after subsection (6) of section 29 of the Principal Act:

“(7) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the number of days of unemployment in respect of which a person engaged in short-time employment shall be entitled to unemployment benefit in any week shall be limited so that the total of the number of days in respect of which such benefit is paid and the number of days worked shall not exceed 5, and in such a case the amount payable by way of such benefit for any day of unemployment in that week shall, notwithstanding subsection (6), be one-fifth of the appropriate weekly rate.”.

(2) This section shall come into operation on the 4th day of April, 1983.