HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 c2722

asked the Minister of Pensions whether a man discharged from the forces more than seven years ago, and who has not claimed a pension in respect of a disability due to war service, is now barred from applying, notwith standing that his condition is now compelling him to obtain medical treatment; and, if so, will he inform the House how many such applications have been rejected?


The terms of Section 5 of the War Pensions Act, 1921, preclude the consideration of claims to disablement pension first made more than seven years after discharge. I have no record of the number of cases in which application for pension has been made after the expiration of the period allowed.