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(1) This Act may be cited as the Social Security Act 1998.
(2) This Act, except—
(a) sections 66, 69, 72 and 77 to 85, this section and Schedule 6 to this Act; and
(b) subsection (1) of section 50 so far as relating to a sum which is chargeable to tax by virtue of section 313 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988, and subsections (2) to (4) of that section,
shall come into force on such day as may be appointed by order made by the Secretary of State; and different days may be appointed for different provisions and for different purposes.
(3) An order under subsection (2) above may make such savings, or such transitional or consequential provision, as the Secretary of State considers necessary or expedient—
(a) in preparation for or in connection with the coming into force of any provision of this Act; or
(b) in connection with the operation of any enactment repealed or amended by a provision of this Act during any period when the repeal or amendment is not wholly in force.
(4) This Act, except—
(a) section 2 so far as relating to war pensions;
(b) sections 3, 15, 45 to 47, 59, 78 and 85 and this section; and
(c) section 86 and Schedules 7 and 8 so far as relating to enactments which extend to Northern Ireland,
does not extend to Northern Ireland.
(5) The following provisions of this Act extend to the Isle of Man, namely—
(a) in section 4, subsections (1)(c) and (2)(c);
(b) sections 6 and 7 and Schedule 1 so far as relating to appeals under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act;
(c) sections 45 to 47 and this section;
(d) paragraphs 5 to 10 of Schedule 7 and section 86(1) so far as relating to those paragraphs; and
(e) section 86(2) and Schedule 8 so far as relating to the Vaccine Damage Payments Act.
Royal Assent: 21 May 1998: (no specific commencement provision).