Dáil Éireann - Volume 118 - 15 December, 1949
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Old Age Pensions Means Assessment.
Mr. Pattison Mr. Pattison
Mr. Pattison asked the Minister for Social Welfare whether he will introduce proposals for legislation to provide that small allowances such as those given by an outside Government for the loss of a son killed in the late war, shall not be taken into account when assessing the means of an applicant for the old age pension.
Mr. Norton Mr. Norton
Mr. Norton: Income which a person may reasonably expect to receive in cash must be treated as means for the purposes of the Old Age Pensions Acts. The Deputy will appreciate that it would be inequitable to make a discrimination in favour of persons in receipt of any particular class of income.
Dáil Éireann 118 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Old Age Pensions Means Assessment.