HC Deb 27 June 1919 vol 117 cc503-4W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that old age pensioners when in receipt of sick benefit from a club of which they are members have a deduction made from their old age pension when their receipts from both sources exceed 13s. 6d. per week; and whether, seeing that such procedure penalises thrift and tends to discourage aged people from belonging to benefit clubs, he will take steps to prevent a deduction from old age pensions being made in the circumstances mentioned?


The receipt of sick benefit from a club would not disentitle a person to the receipt of his old age pension unless it raised his total means above the appropriate limit.