HC Deb 07 December 1920 vol 135 c1936W

asked the Minister of Pensions the procedure of paying arrears of pensions; whether in some cases a lump sum is paid and in others a weekly instalment is added to the current pension; how this differentiation is arrived at; and is he aware that the latter course is sometimes detrimental to men in lodgings or out of work?


Formerly arrears of pension were paid by instalments, and in a few cases presenting exceptional features this course is still occasionally followed. As a general rule, however, arrears have for some months past been paid in a lump sum.