Dáil Éireann - Volume 10 - 01 April, 1925
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - DISCONTINUED WEXFORD PENSION.
RISTEARD MAC FHEORAIS RISTEARD MAC FHEORAIS
RISTEARD MAC FHEORAIS asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state why payment of an old age pension has been discontinued to John White, Kilmore Quay, County Wexford.
Mr. BURKE Mr. BURKE
Mr. BURKE: This man had been in receipt of a pension under the Blind Persons Act since early in 1922, and not under the Old Age Pensions Acts.
A question was raised by the pension officer, and an examination of Mr. White's eyesight was made on the 10th ultimo by one of the Department's medical inspectors. On the medical evidence, including the inspector's report, it was held on the 21st ultimo that Mr. White does not fulfil the statutory condition as to blindness, and a formal  decision to that effect has been given and issued.
Dáil Éireann 10 CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. DISCONTINUED WEXFORD PENSION.