HC Deb 12 May 1925 vol 183 cc1651-2

asked the Secretary of State for War whether awards of increase of pension under the Pension (Increase) Acts, 1920 and 1924, are only made from the date of application; and, if so, will he state the reason therefor, seeing that the Act of 1924 provided for arrears to be paid from the 1st July, 1923?


Awards under the Pensions Increase Acts of 1920 and 1924, were made automatically, as far as was possible, and the automatic awards were ante-dated to the dates from which each Act took effect. It still rests with persons who consider that they have a claim under either Act, and who were not in receipt of increases, to submit their applications, and if the applications are delayed, arrears are not given as a matter of course, but depend on the nature of the evidence given in each particular case.