HC Deb 14 December 1908 vol 198 c1236
MR. MCHUGH (Sligo, N.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, in the case of a claimant for an old-age pension who has lodged his claim and who would be entitled to a pension on 1st January next, if his claim dealt were with before that date, the claimant will be entitled to receive the pension retrospectively from 1st January to the date on which his claim shall have been dealt with and admitted.

(Answered by Mr. Hobhouse.) The answer is in the negative, since under Section 5 (2) of the Act the pension does not commence to accrue until the first Friday after the claim has been allowed.