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26 1923



Allowances for Dependants of Officers.

1     Widow

£90 per annum during widowhood, and a gratuity of £120 on firs re-marriage.

2     Each son under the age of 18

(a) While mother is living, £24 per annum.

(b) After death of mother, £40 per annum.

3     Each daughter under the age of 21

(a) While mother is living, £24 per annum.

(b) After death of mother, £40 per annum

4     Each child of or over the age of 12 and under the age of 18.

Repayment of amount proved to have been in fact necessarily and properly expended in educational fees, but not exceeding £35 in any one calendar year.

5       (a) Mother

(b) Father over 60 years of age or incapacitated by ill-health.

(c) Permanently invalided brother or sister.

(d) Grandparents.

One allowance at the rate of £1 per week. If there are two or more such dependants, only one allowance shall be payable to such one of the dependants as the Minister for Defence shall direct.

6     Each brother under the age of 18, and each sister under the age of 21.

An allowance of 7s. 6d. per week, but the total allowances under this section shall not in the case of any one officer exceed £1 per week, and no allowance shall be payable under this section in any case in which any allowance is payable under any of the foregoing sections.

7. Where an officer leaves orphan children in the care of any of the persons mentioned in Section 5 of this schedule who is dependent on him, the total allowances payable in respect of such person and such children (other than the allowance, if any, payable under Section 4) shall not exceed the total allowances which, if the officer had left a widow, would have been payable under sections 1 and 2 during the widowhood of such widow.

8. No allowance shall be payable to any person under the foregoing provisions of this Schedule unless such person was, at the date of the death of the officer in respect of whom such allowance is claimed, wholly dependent on such officer.

9. Where an officer leaves persons partially dependent on him, such persons shall not be granted any allowances, but in necessitous cases or other special circumstances a gratuity or gratuities may be granted to all or any such partial dependants. The total amount of the gratuities granted under this section in respect of any one officer shall not exceed the sum of £150.

10. Whenever any dependant was wholly or partially dependent on more than one deceased person, such dependant shall not receive, in respect of such deceased person, allowances or gratuities exceeding in the whole the maximum allowance which could be granted to such dependant under this Schedule in respect of any one of such deceased persons. In this clause the expression “deceased person” includes a deceased officer as well as a deceased soldier.