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Housewife's Invalidity Pension

Volume 951: debated on Friday 9 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many claimants of the housewife's non-contributory invalidity pension were turned down on the grounds that they could perform normal household duties but were then granted on the wife's non-contributory invalidity pension by an appeal tribunal.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 6th June 1978; Vol. 951, c. 97–8], gave the following information:During the period 17th November 1977 to 30th April 1978 2,452 appeals were heard by local tribunals against decisions in which the insurance officer had disallowed claims for non-contributory invalidity pension on the ground that the claimants were not incapable of performing normal household duties. In 1,284 cases the tribunals allowed the benefit.