Life Pensioners (Appeal).

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 16th February 1922.

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Photo of Mr James Hogge Mr James Hogge , Edinburgh East


asked the Minister of Pensions why it is possible for the Ministry to call a pensioner awarded a life pension before an examining board at any time, while the life pensioner cannot appeal inside any stipulated period against his award?

Photo of Sir James Macpherson Sir James Macpherson , Ross and Cromarty

I am afraid that I am not clear what class of case my hon. Friend has in mind. I may point out, however, that Article 5 of the Royal Warrant expressly allows of the review by the Ministry of a permanent pension where error has been made. A permanent pensioner on the other hand can appeal to the Ministry against his award on any ground, and even where a final award is made under the War Pensions Act, 1921, he has a right of appeal for a year after the award is made.