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War Pensions

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will review the system for paying war pensions to pensioners who are totally unable to work as a result of their war injuries, with a view to entitling them automatically to a war pension at the 100 per cent. rate instead of, as at present, relying on the unemployability supplement topping-up system.

No. Unemployability supplement (at present £24-£70 a week with increases for dependants) is payable in addition to the basic war disablement pension, including the 100 per cent rate.