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15.—(1) The amendments of the Contributions and Benefits Act made by this Order shall be treated as repealing and re-enacting with modifications the provisions of that Act relating to incapacity for work, so that, subject to any amendment, repeal or revocation—
(a)any reference in any enactment to any such provision shall be construed as a reference to the corresponding new provision or, as the case may be, to the provision as amended by this Order; and
(b)instruments made under any such provision—
(i)shall continue in force and have effect as if made under the corresponding new provision or, as the case may be, the provision as amended by this Order; and
(ii)shall be construed as if originally so made.
(2) In any enactment, subject to any amendment—
(a)any reference to sickness benefit shall be construed as a reference to short-term incapacity benefit at the lower rate; and
(b)any reference to invalidity benefit or invalidity pension shall be construed as a reference to short-term incapacity benefit at the higher rate or long-term incapacity benefit.
(3) In this Article—
“enactment” includes an enactment contained in an instrument;
“instrument” has the meaning given by section 1(c) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954. [1954 c. 33 (N.I.)]
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