HC Deb 22 July 1909 vol 8 c744W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether old age pension applicants whose claims are alleged receive the pension from the date upon which they lodge their applications with the pension officer, or does their right to the pension only begin when their claim has been allowed and approved of by the local pension committees and the pension officer, even though two months may elapse between the date of the lodgment of the application and the passing of the claim by the local authority?


Under section 5 (2) of the Old Age Pensions Act new pensions are payable on the first Friday after they have been allowed.