Dáil Éireann - Volume 602 - 10 May, 2005
Written Answers. - Military Service Allowance.
Mr. Timmins Mr. Timmins
450. Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Defence if the pension payable to a person (details supplied) includes an amount as a military service allowance; and if not, his plans to include such an amount in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15343/05]
Mr. O’Dea Mr. O’Dea
Mr. O’Dea: Military service allowance was made pensionable in the case of Defence Forces’ personnel retiring on or after 1 August 1990 on foot of a recommendation of the commission on remuneration and conditions of service in the defence forces, the Gleeson commission. This approach is fully consistent with settled public service pensions policy which provides that the benefit of an allowance being made pensionable for serving personnel does not extend to existing pensioners. As the person in question retired before 1 August 1990, he is not eligible to have military service allowance taken into account in the calculation of his pension.
Dáil Éireann 602 Written Answers. Military Service Allowance.