HC Deb 03 August 1909 vol 8 cc1830-1W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that John Whelton, of Rosscarbery, was rejected for receiving the old age pension, that he is over 70 years, and he has been all his life a hard-working man of excellent character; whether he has ever had any relief except on the doctor's recommendation; and whether full inquiries will be made into this case in view of securing for him a pension?


The Local Government Board allowed the appeal of the pension officer, as it had been shown that the claimant was disqualified by law through having received outdoor relief in cash. He also received medical assistance in food on the recommendation of the medical officer, as stated in the question, but this relief was not the cause of his disqualification.