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Unemployment Insurance Act, No. 63 of 2001

Long title


To establish the Unemployment Insurance Fund; to provide for the payment from the Fund of unemployment benefits to certain employees, and for the payment of illness, maternity, parental, adoption, commissioning parental and dependant's benefits related to the unemployment of such employees; to provide for the establishment of the Unemployment Insurance Board, the functions of the Board and the designation of the Unemployment Insurance Commissioner; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

[...amended by Act 2018_010_016_20181127 wef 2019/11/01 ito GG20191029_42805]

Table of contents


SECTION TITLE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTORY PROVISIONS
1. Definitions
2. Purpose of this Act
3. Application of this Act

CHAPTER 2. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND
4. Establishment of Unemployment Insurance Fund
5. Application of Fund
6. Raising of funds, loans and obtaining bank overdraft facilities
7. Investment of money of Fund
8. Donations and bequests to Fund
9. Appointment of and annual review by actuary
10. Surplus and deficit in Fund
11. Accounting, auditing and financial reporting

CHAPTER 3. CLAIMING BENEFITS

Part A: Right to benefits
12. Right to benefits
13. Calculation of benefits
14. Contributor not entitled to benefits under certain circumstances

Part B: Unemployment benefits
15. Calculation of period of unemployment under this Part
16. Right to unemployment benefits
17. Application for unemployment benefits
18. Payment of unemployment benefits

Part C: Illness benefits
19. Determination of period of illness under this Part
20. Right to illness benefits
21. Calculation of illness benefits
22. Application for illness benefits
23. Payment of illness benefits

Part D: Maternity benefits
24. Right to maternity benefits
25. Application for maternity benefits
26. Payment of maternity benefits
Part DA. Parental benefits
26A Right to parental benefits [...inserted by Act 2018_010_011_20181127]
26B. Application for parental benefits [...inserted by Act 2018_010_011_20181127]
26C. Payment of parental benefits [...inserted by Act 2018_010_011_20181127]

Part E: Adoption benefits
27. Right to adoption benefits
28. Application for adoption benefits
29. Payment of adoption benefits
Part EA. Commissioning parental benefits
29A Right to commmissioning parental benefits [...inserted by Act 2018_010_015_20181127] 
29B. Application for commissioning parental benefits [...inserted by Act 2018_010_015_20181127]
29C. Payment of commissioning parental benefits [...inserted by Act 2018_010_015_20181127]

Part F: Dependant's benefits
30. Right to dependant's benefits
31. Application for dependant's benefits
32. Payment of dependant's benefits

Part G: General provisions relating to claiming benefits
33. Benefits not to be assigned, attached or set off
34. ... [...repealed by Act 2002_030_080_20020805 - was entitled “Benefits not subject to taxation”]
35. Recovery of benefits paid in error
36. Suspension of contributor's right to benefits
36A. Establishment of regional appeals committee [...inserted by Act 2003_032_010_20030114]
37. Disputes relating to payment or non-payment of benefits

CHAPTER 4. ENFORCEMENT
38. ... [...repealed by Act 2016_010_014_20170119 - was entitled "Securing undertakings"]
39. ... [...repealed by Act 2016_010_014_20170119 - was entitled "Compliance order"]
40. ... [...repealed by Act 2016_010_014_20170119 - was entitled "Ojbections to compliance order"]
41. ... [...repealed by Act 2016_010_014_20170119 - was entitled "Copliance order may be made an order of Labour Court"] 
42. Duty of employer

CHAPTER 5. COMMISSIONER AND CLAIMS OFFICERS
43. Designation of Unemployment Insurance Commissioner
44. Report of Commissioner, and delegation and assignment of powers and duties
45. Commissioner may deem person to be contributor
46. Appointment of claims officers

CHAPTER 6. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BOARD
47. Establishment of Unemployment Insurance Board
48. Powers and duties of Unemployment Insurance Board
49. Composition of Unemployment Insurance Board
50. Constitution of Unemployment Insurance Board
51. Administration and provision of resources to Unemployment Insurance Board
52. Remuneration and allowances to members of Unemployment Insurance Board
53. Indemnification of members of Unemployment Insurance Board

CHAPTER 7. REGULATIONS
54. Regulations
55. Procedure when issuing regulations

CHAPTER 8. GENERAL
56. Information to be supplied by employer
57. Creation and maintenance of database
58. Powers and duties of Director-General
59. Certain instruments exempt from stamp duty
60. Recovery of losses caused by employees of Fund
61. Recovery of loss generally
62. Evidence
63. Disclosure of information
64. General prohibited conduct
65. Penalties
66. Jurisdiction of Labour Court
67. Stating of case to Labour Court
68. Delegation and assignment by Minister
69. Persons regarded as contributors for purposes of Act
70. Repeal of laws
71. Transitional arrangements
72. Act binds State
73. Short title and commencement
Sch. 1. SCHEDULE 1. TRANSITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS [s71]
Sch. 2. SCHEDULE 2. MATHEMATICAL CALCULATION OF CONTRIBUTOR'S ENTITLEMENT [s12]
Sch. 3. SCHEDULE 3. SCALE OF CONTRIBUTOR'S ENTITLEMENT TO BENEFITS [s12(2)]

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