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Legislation

The Social Security (Closed Long-Term Benefits and Scheme) Act and the Social Security (Open Long-Term Benefits Scheme) Act provide for the payment of Old Age Pension, Guardian’s Allowance and Survivor’s Benefit.

The Social Security (Non-Contributory Benefits and Unemployment Insurance) Act covers the entitlement and payment of Unemployment Benefit to unemployed persons previously in employment. Payment of benefit is financed by the weekly contributions made by employers and insured persons to the Statutory Benefits Fund.

The Social Security (Insurance) Act provides for the payment of Maternity Grant, Maternity Allowance and Death Grant.

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Social Security (Employment Injuries Insurance) Act (1952)

Social Security (Insurance) Act (1955)

Social Security (Non-Contributory Benefits and Unemployment Insurance) Act (1955)

Social Security (Closed Long-Term Benefits and Scheme) Act (1996)

Social Security (Open Long-Term Benefits Scheme) Act (1997)