HC Deb 23 March 1948 vol 448 cc2746-7
8. Mr. Heathcoat Amory

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will consider revising the regulations covering the grant of unemployability allowances to disability pensioners in the interests of the elderly disabled person for whom suitable work is not available in the locality in which he lives.

The Minister of Pensions (Mr. Buchanan)

No revision of the regulations is necessary. Where an elderly pensioner could not reasonably be expected to move the home in which he has lived for years to take up a job in another part of the country, the Ministry grants the unemployability supplement if the pensionable disablement is so serious as to make it unlikely that he will again obtain work in his own locality, provided, of course, that he is not receiving unemployment benefit or assistance.

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