HC Deb 25 February 1914 vol 58 c1757

asked whether a deposit contributor who was over sixty-five years of age at the commencement of the National Insurance Act, and who has paid more than twenty-six contributions, is entitled to free medical benefit for the rest of his life?


A deposit contributor is only entitled to such benefits as can be provided from the amount standing to his credit in the deposit contributor's fund (including the moneys provided by Parliament). It follows, therefore, that when a deposit contributor has passed the age of seventy, and further contributions are not payable in respect of him, he will not be entitled to medical benefit after the sum standing to his credit has been exhausted.