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Thursday, 30 April 1987
Page: 2392

(Question No. 5199)


Mr Blanchard asked the Minister representing the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, upon notice, on 19 March 1987:

(1) How many (a) World War I veterans and (b) dependant spouses of World War I veterans currently are receiving pensions.

(2) How many (a) World War II and (b) Korea/Malaya/Far Eastern Strategic Reserve and Vietnam (i) veterans, (ii) dependant spouses of those veterans and (iii) dependant children of those veterans currently are receiving pensions.


Mr Holding —The Minister for Veterans' Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) and (2) The table hereunder provides details of Veterans and dependants from various wars and conflicts receiving disability and service pensions from the Department of Veterans' Affairs at 31 December 1986.

For statistical purposes these are recorded under one war or conflict only. It should be noted that numbers of pensioners for any particular conflict may be understated because many Veterans have service in more than one conflict.

World

War I

World

War II

Korea/

Malaya/

Far East

Strategic

Res.

Vietnam

Disability Pensions

Veterans ...

1,893

146,159

4,305

8,775

Wives/Widows ...

4,900

103,914

2,573

5,020

Children ...

1

2,976

708

7,749

War Widows ...

9,985

58,301

642

315

Orphans ...

1

502

85

220

Service Pensions

Veterans ...

2,721

196,368

2,444

1,095

Wives/Widows ...

1,292

142,482

1,572

770