Army Pensions Act, 1953

Obligation to notify the Minister of certain occurrences.

43.—(1) On the occurrence, in the case of any person who is in receipt of a special allowance, of any improvement in such person's means since such person's means were last investigated on behalf of the Minister, and on the occurrence in the case of any such person who was married before the 1st day of October, 1942, of the death of such person's spouse or child, then such person shall, within one month of the date of such occurrence, notify the Minister or cause the Minister to be notified thereof in writing.

(2) Where a person fails to comply with subsection (1) of this section such person shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds or, at the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(3) Section 14 of the Act of 1949 shall apply as if the reference in paragraph (b) of subsection (1) to a false statement were a reference to a failure to comply with subsection (1) of this section.

(4) In this section “child” has the same meaning as in section 7 of the Act of 1943.