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Dáil Éireann debate -
Thursday, 21 Mar 1985

Vol. 357 No. 2

Written Answers. - Widow's Pension.


asked the Minister for Social Welfare the reason payment of a non-contributory widow's pension has been discontined to a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan.

Following a reinvestigation of her circumstances, the means of the person concerned, derived from an interest in a farm, were assessed at £69.96 a week. This exceeds the statutory limit of £54 a week applicable to her as a widow with one qualified child. The non-contributory widow's pension which had been in payment to her was therefore terminated with effect from 1 March 1985. She appealed against this decision on 7 March 1985 and the appropriate form has been sent to her for completion. When this form is returned to the Department her case will be submitted to an appeals officer for determination.