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Wednesday, 11 May 1921


Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answers are -

1.   A pension may he made available to the children of a widowed mother of a deceased soldier son where it can 'be shown that during the period of twelve months 'prior to his enlistment such children wore dependent upon the soldier for their maintenance. 2. (a) To the widowed mother of a deceased unmarried soldier son from £2 to £6 per fortnight, according to rank.

(b)   To the widowed mother of a deceased married soldier son according to the degree of dependence, the above (a) being the maximum.

In addition to the above, the Commission may make available in special circumstances to the dependent widowed mother of a deceased soldier son an allowance to bring her total income up to £3 10s. per fortnight.

For the four children of a widowed mother of a deceased soldier son an amount according to the proved degree of dependence upon the deceased soldier son, which, however, would not exceed that payable to tha children of a war widow, viz.; £2 15s. per fortnight.

3.   It is not apparent that additional legislative authority is needed, but the matter will be inquired into.







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