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Unemployability Supplement

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will increase the rate of the unemployability supplement, in view of proposed increases in rates of National Insurance benefits.

No. The supplement paid to the unemployable war pensioner was increased from 30s. to 35s. a week in June last, and he will benefit further from the increase in pension rates recently announced.As regards the allowance for the wife of a war pensioner receiving the supplement I propose, as I informed the hon. and gallant Member for Morecambe and Lansdale (Sir I. Fraser) on 18th March, to consider this matter when my right hon. Friend the Minister of National Insurance has worked out his proposals.