1. What were the regulations and practices in respect of a veteran of world war II who enlisted with an A1 category and was discharged after five years service with an E category?
2. Is such a veteran automatically entitled to be boarded to ascertain pension disability, if any?
3. Is it possible for a veteran who enlisted and did not falsify his medical history to enter the services as A1 category and later to be discharged as category E and medically unfit, and yet not be eligible for pension?
1. The conditions governing entitlement to pension for veterans of world war II are set out in the Pension Act, which act prescribes the procedure to be followed by the applicant and the commission.
2. Yes, the service documents of all veterans who served in world war II were screened to determine whether or not a pensionable disability existed at the time of discharge.
3 and 4. Yes, if the lowered category
(1) was caused by improper conduct as defined in the Pension Act; or
(2) was incurred while on leave of absence without pay; or
(3) was incurred when the member of the forces had, during leave of absence with pay, undertaken an occupation that was unconnected with military service; or
(4) was the result of the discovery on service of physical or mental inability to absorb training and when such physical or mental limitation pre-existed enlistment but was not apparent at the time of enlistment and the existence of which may well have been unknown to the serviceman himself.