asked the Minister for Defence if he will consider in the case of applicants for special or disability allowances for their service in 1916 and 1917-21 that their means be assessed on the same lines as for an old age pension and thus get rid of the free maintenance clause.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Old IRA Disability Allowances.
The means test for special allowances is kept under constant review. I regret, however, that I cannot undertake to bring it completely into line with that for old age pensions, the considerations involved being different.