HC Deb 19 November 1917 vol 99 c877W

asked the Pensions Minister whether a discharged soldier in receipt of a total disability pension is entitled to receive 5s. per week from an approved society under the National Insurance Acts in addition to his pension?


Under Section 1 of the National Insurance (Part I. Amendment) Act, 1917, a reduction of 5s. a week is made in the rate of sickness or disablement benefit which would ordinarily be payable to a discharged soldier in receipt of a pension in respect of disablement in the highest degree. In the case, therefore, of a man whose ordinary rate of sickness benefit is 10s. a week, benefit would be payable at the rate of 5s. a week up to a maximum of twenty-six weeks, in addition to the amount of his pension.