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27 1993



Blind Pension

Entitlement to pension.

[1984, s. 26; 1993, s. 38(6)]

141.—(1) Subject to this Act, every blind person who has attained the age of 18 years shall be entitled to receive and to continue to receive such pension (in this Act referred to as a blind pension) as under Chapter 4 he would be entitled to receive if he had attained pensionable age; and the provisions of Chapter 4 shall apply in all respects in the case of such person subject to the modification that, for the statutory condition contained in section 134(a) there shall be substituted the conditions that the person must be a person who has attained the age of 18 years and that he is so blind that he either cannot perform any work for which eyesight is essential or cannot continue his ordinary occupation.

[1981, s. 175(2)]

(2) A blind person in respect of whom a pension is payable under this section shall not be a qualified child for the purposes of this Act.