Social Welfare Act, 1991

Application of Part IV .

27.—(1) This Part shall apply only to—

(a) a person who first becomes—

(i) an insured person by virtue of section 5 (1) of the Principal Act (inserted by section 40 of this Act) insured for old age (contributory) pension purposes, or

(ii) an insured person by virtue of section 17A of the Principal Act,

on or after the 6th day of April, 1991, or

(b) a person who fails to satisfy the contribution condition set out in subsection (1) (c) of section 79 of the Principal Act or in subsection (1) (c) of section 84 of the said Act and had periods in which he had been—

(i) employed mainly in one or more of the employments specified in sub-article (1) of Article 7 of the Social Welfare (Modifications of Insurance) Regulations, 1979 ( S.I. No. 87 of 1979 ), and

(ii) an employed contributor in respect of whom employment contributions reckonable for the purposes of the contribution conditions for entitlement to old age (contributory) pension were payable.

(2) Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section shall come into operation on such day or days as the Minister may appoint by order or orders and different days may be so appointed for different provisions of that paragraph.