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Boland, Kevin

Tuesday, 25 January 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 Nbr. 1


Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Old Age Pensions.

A claimant who is one of a married couple living together may have £950 capital and receive full pension; other classes of claimants may have £475.More Button

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 65 and 66 together.More Button

No means are assessable in respect of maintenance and only a nominal figure, generally 1/- a week, is assessed in respect of residence.More Button

Where means are assessable from a farm of any valuation in a case such as that quoted by the Deputy, the basis of assessment is the same as if no transfer had been made. This is provided for in t...More Button

The introduction of legislation for the purpose of lowering the qualifying age for old age pensions to 65 years is not, at present, contemplated.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - British Pension Increases.

With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to take Questions Nos. 69 and 70 together.More Button

Since my reply of 25th November, 1965, to a question by a Deputy on this matter, negotiations have virtually concluded and it is hoped that a reciprocal agreement in relation to old age and widows'...More Button

The question of unfreezing the rates of British retirement and widows' pensions in payment in this country is being considered by the British authorities, and, of course, being pressed for by my De...More Button

This refers to contributory pensions.More Button

No.More Button

Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Payment of Old Age Pensions.

Old age contributory pensions may be paid to pensioners resident in England and arrangements for payment are made with the British postal authorities.More Button

There is no power under existing legislation to pay old age non-contributory pension to any person while resident in England.More Button