Army Pensions Act, 1937

Allowance to certain relatives of deceased members of organisations to which Part II of the Act of 1932 applies.

37.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Part of this Act, there may be granted an allowance (in this Part of this Act referred to as a dependant's allowance) to any person in whose case the Minister and the Minister for Finance are satisfied that the statutory conditions are complied with.

(2) A dependant's allowance granted to any person shall be an annual sum of such amount as will, when added to the yearly means of such person, not equal or exceed forty pounds.

(3) For the purposes of this section the statutory conditions for the grant of a dependant's allowance to a person shall be—

(a) that such person is a dependant relative of a deceased person in respect of whom this Part of this Act applies; and

(b) that such a person is not in receipt of an allowance under the Acts; and

(c) that no other individual is in receipt of a dependant's allowance or an allowance under the Acts in respect of such deceased person; and

(d) that the yearly means of such person do not equal or exceed forty pounds.

(4) A dependant's allowance shall, subject to any directions of the Minister in special cases, be paid monthly in arrear and subject to such conditions as to identification or otherwise as the Minister may direct.

(5) Every dependant's allowance shall commence on such date (not being earlier than the date of the passing of this Act) as the Minister may determine.