This resolution mentions only pensions granted to any member of his majesty's forces, for any disability. The pensions granted under section 21 of the Pension Act are granted not on account of any disability of the veteran, but sometimes in lieu of a disability allowance, and on compassionate or meritorious grounds. I have in mind the case of a widow in my constituency whose husband died some years ago with disability below 50 per cent. In his lifetime he was paid a pension, but from the moment of his death the widow loses the pension because the disability was below 50 per cent. In view of the fact that this veteran had served in the South African war and the last war, she was granted a pension on compassionate and meritorious grounds. Is such a pension covered by this resolution?
Topic: INCOME WAR TAX ACT