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Final Awards

Volume 159: debated on Friday 15 December 1922

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asked the Minister of Pensions what is the reason for the making of final pension awards in cases where the disability is assessed at less than 20 per cent.; and whether, seeing that the continuance of a 20 per cent, disability may seriously impair the earning capacity of an ex-service man, he will favourably consider the necessary amendment to existing legislation in order to assimilate the treatment in these cases to that in those in which a higher percentage of disability occurs?

A final award represents the final decision as to the degree of disablement, if any, suffered by an officer or man by reason of his war disability. Section 4 of the War Pensions Act, 1921, under which final awards are made, makes no distinction between cases of less and more than 20 per cent. disablement.