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National Insurance Act 1965

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18(1)In relation to insured persons who—

(a)immediately before 5th July 1948 were over school leaving age and under pensionable age ; but

(b)either are not pre-1948 contributors or, being pre-1948 contributors, were, or were deemed to be or treated as, insured for the purposes of some only of the enactments repealed by the Act of 1946,

the provisions of this Act shall have effect with such modifications, additions and exceptions as may be prescribed for adjusting them to the case of such persons.

(2)Subject to any prescribed exceptions, regulations under the foregoing sub-paragraph shall provide that the yearly average of the contributions paid by or credited to any such person as is mentioned in that sub-paragraph shall be calculated, in the case of a person over the age of sixteen on 5th July 1948, only over the period—

(a)beginning with the beginning of the contribution year in which that date occurred ; and

(b)ending with the end of the last complete contribution year before the date as at which that average is to be ascertained.

(3)For the purposes of death grant, sub-paragraph (2) of this paragraph shall apply to all pre-1948 contributors.

(4)The reference in sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph to this Act shall include a reference to any enactment passed after this Act which is directed to be construed as one therewith, except in so far as the contrary intention appears in that enactment, and without prejudice to the generality of that direction.

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