Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (122)

John Perry

Ceist:

198 Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if the pension entitlements of a person (details supplied) in County Sligo will be continued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3636/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Agriculture and Food)

The late husband of the person named was a participant in the early retirement scheme, and following his death on 31 January 2000 she inherited the pension as a dependent. His pension would have expired on 14 January 2004, his 70th birthday. Since the pension had been awarded to him rather than directly to the person named, it was necessary to cease payment to her on that date.