HC Deb 01 April 1925 vol 182 cc1305-6
59. Mr. SHORT

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in connection with claims for dependants' benefit in respect of a widowed mother, he is aware that in cases where there is another son in employment, and partly responsible for her maintenance, the claim is not allowed; and whether such claims are disallowed on the ground that a claim can only be made if the widowed mother is maintained wholly or mainly by the claimant?


The Unemployment Insurance (No. 2) Act, 1924, expressly provides that dependants' benefit in respect of a widowed mother is only payable if she is living with the claimant and is wholly or mainly maintained by him. Accordingly the claimant must show among other things that whilst in employment he is reponsible for more than half the cost of the mother's maintenance.