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Contributory Pensions

Volume 236: debated on Tuesday 4 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Health whether the number of franked stamps credited to an unemployed insured person is effective in determining qualifications for pensions under the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, 1925; and, if not, whether he will consider an amendment of the law so as to render such franked stamps effective under the said Act?

Any franked stamps credited to an unemployed insured person who has had the necessary 104 qualifying contributions paid in respect of him since his entry into insurance are effective for the purpose of the average contribution test under the Contributory Pensions Acts.