HC Deb 19 July 1923 vol 166 cc2467-8

asked the Minister of Pensions whether the fact that he has caused to be advertised in the "British Legion" and the daily Press that a final award is binding for all time in respect of the disability or disabilities to which it relates will debar a man from making any further appeal against assessment or for deterioration in respect of this disability or disabilities?


The finality of a final award is statutory, subject to the right of appeal to the independent appeal tribunal, as laid down in Section 4 of the War Pensions Act, 1921. It is, of course, open to a man in whose case a final award has been made, to make under the Warrant, a claim for compensation in respect of a further disability if due to his war service, so far as such disability was not recognised and covered by the final award.


If the old disability comes back, and it can be proved that it has got serious, has the man in that case no further appeal?


A pensioner retains his right to claim treatment allowances. A final decision is obviously final.