HC Deb 28 July 1938 vol 338 cc3295-6
51. Mr. White

asked the Minister of Health whether his regulations provide that amounts paid to augment the earnings of blind persons as benevolent payment should be classed as non-earned income in the calculations of pensions?

Mr. Elliot

I have recently considered the circumstances in which augmentation allowances are paid to blind persons and am advised that for purposes of the Old Age Pensions Act, 1936, the allowances to workshop employés should in general be regarded as earnings but that the allowances to home workers should not be so regarded.