Dáil Éireann - Volume 206 - 03 December, 1963
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Pension for Soldier Wounded in Congo.
Mr. P. O'Donnell Mr. P. O'Donnell
40. Mr. P. O'Donnell asked the Minister for Defence if, in view of the  fact that a private soldier (name supplied) who still suffers from arrow wounds received while on active service in the Congo, is unfit for his work as a builder's labourer, he will consider awarding him a military service pension.
Mr. Bartley Mr. Bartley
Mr. Bartley: An application for a wound or disability pension under the Army Pensions Acts cannot be accepted from a member of the Defence Forces. The soldier referred to is still a member of the Reserve Defence Force. He has not, in fact, applied for a pension in respect of his injuries but it will be open to him to submit such an application within 12 months after the date of his discharge. If he so wishes, he may at any time apply for his discharge on medical grounds.
Dáil Éireann 206 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. Pension for Soldier Wounded in Congo.