HC Deb 07 May 1925 vol 183 cc1110-1

asked the Minister of Pensions whether arrears of pension from 1st July, 1923, are paid in all cases where the pensioner receives an increase under the Pension (Increase) Act, 1924; and, if not, why men are deprived of money to which they are apparently entitled under the Act?


In the case of pre-War pensioners who were, on 1st July, 1923, in receipt of increases under the Pensions (Increase) Warrant of 1921, any increase due under the Pensions (Increase) Warrant, 1925, has been given from 1st July, 1923. Where the first claim to increase under the Pensions Increase Warrants has been made since 1st July, 1923, the benefits of the Warrant of 1925 are granted as from the date of application, this being the earliest date from which any increase could be made under the Warrant of 1921. In the case of men resident overseas, the increase is granted from 7th August, 1924, i. e., the date, of the Act admitting overseas pensioners to these benefits.