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Pensions

Volume 35: debated on Thursday 27 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) in respect of rule 3, on page 1 of leaflet N.I. 177A "Was your husband over 65 in 1948", how many people have been disqualified from receiving a non-contributory retirement pension or widow's pension because they have remarried before the age of 60 years;(2) in respect of page 3 of leaflet N.I. 177A "Was your husband over 65 in 1948", how many claims for non-contributory retirement pension or widow's pension were disallowed due to the claimant's inability to locate her divorced husband's birth certificate.

Information is not available on the grounds on which claims for category C retirement pension are disallowed.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many copies of N.I. 177A "Was your husband over 65 in 1948" were printed; what was the cost of this; and what has been the response to date.

50,000 copies of the leaflet were printed at a cost of £1,843 to meet the demand through DHSS offices and advice agencies. The leaflet has been used since the introduction of non-contributory pensions, which are claimed on the attached claim form.