HC Deb 03 December 1936 vol 318 cc1429-30

asked the Minister of Health whether an old age pensioner, whose pension has been withheld owing to his entry into a Poor Law institution, has to reclaim his pension; and, if so, whether the pension when regranted is paid from the day he leaves the institution or whether it is renewed automatically on his leaving the Poor Law institution?


Where the old age pension is payable under or by virtue of the Contributory Pensions Acts, a pensioner who has been disqualified while an inmate of a Poor Law institution is riot required to make a fresh claim for pension on his discharge. On receipt of a notification that he has left the institution his pension order book, which was withdrawn on his admission, is re-issued to him and payment of pension is due on the first pay-day following his discharge. Questions asking for information as to the procedure with regard to pensions payable under the Old Age Pensions Acts of 1908 to 1924 independently of the Contributory Pensions Acts should be addressed to my right hon. and gallant Friend the Financial Secretary to the Treasury.