HC Deb 03 March 1919 vol 113 c31

asked the Pensions Minister whether he is aware that delay is caused owing to the fact that a discharged man is not allowed to appeal against his pension whilst he is under treatment by direction of the local war pensions committee; and whether he will give directions to obviate this difficulty?


No advantage could accrue from an appeal made against an award of pension while the man is under treatment. During the period of treatment the award is in obeyance and the man receives, in lieu of it, an allowance at the total disablement, or highest, rate. The treatment may, it is hoped, reduce his disability. If when the treatment ceases he still considers he is under-assessed, he can at once appeal and go before the medical referee, on whose certificate the local committee can give him advances pending the reconsideration of his case.