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Seven Years' Limit

Volume 236: debated on Monday 10 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Pensions if he will state how many new pensions have been granted, and how many additional pension grants have been made, under the terms and conditions set out in the Circular No. 79 to the war pensions committees, issued 6th December, 1929, under the heading Applications for Pensions, in respect of disablement claimed more than seven years after discharge?

It is not possible to distinguish the number of cases which have been dealt with specifically under the modified arrangements referred to, but I may say that 117 awards have, during the last three months, been made in respect of applications submitted more than seven years after the man's discharge and, in addition, treatment has been provided in 14 cases.