§ 1. Mr. STEPHEN
asked the Minister of Pensions the conditions necessary for an applicant to have his claim to a pension reopened under the scheme for the revision of erroneous awards?
§ The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Major Tryon)
In cases where a final award has been made, to which I presume the hon. Member is referring, the pensioner has his statutory right of appeal. Subject thereto the award is final and cannot be made the subject of further review on application by the man. He has, however, a right to medical treatment, as and when that may be certified to be necessary for the condition of disablement resulting from his war service. The only cases dealt with by way of further grant under special sanction are those in which, exceptionally, following such a course of treatment and observation, and having regard to all the circumstances of the case, it is found that the final award was erroneous as involving a serious and permanent under-estimate of the extent of the disablement experienced by the man.