Redundancy Payments Act 1979

Termination of entitlement to weekly payments.

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8. (1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, sections 30 and 31 of the Principal Act shall cease to have effect from the commencement of this section.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, an employee who at the commencement of this section is in receipt of weekly payments shall continue to receive such payments as if that subsection were not enacted, but (notwithstanding any other provision of the Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967 to 1979) if before the exhaustion of such payments payment of them ceases for any reason the employee shall not subsequently be or become entitled to any weekly payment.

(3) For the purposes of subsection (2) of this section, in the case of an employee whose employment is terminated by reason of redundancy in the period of two weeks ending at the commencement of this section, that employee shall be deemed to be in receipt of weekly payments if his claim for such payments is made not later than two weeks after such commencement and is duly decided under the Principal Act to be payable.

(4) An employee whose employment terminates by reason of redundancy before the commencement of this section and who has claimed weekly payments before such commencement, but whose claim for such payments is not before such commencement decided on, shall for the purposes of subsection (2) of this section be deemed to be in receipt of weekly payments if his claim is upheld.