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BENEFITS OFFERED

SERVICEMEN'S WIDOWS

FACT NOT GENERALLY KNOWN Parliamentary Reporter. WELLINGTON, this day. In spite of previous advices there still seemed to be numbers of widows and dependents of deceased servicemen who did not realise that they were eligible to apply for rehabilitation benefits under the terms of the Rehabilitation Act and its amendments, said a statement issued by the Rehabilitation Department. The position was that widows, widowed dependent mothers and dependent children of servicemen who died as a result of their service were given rehabilitation rights equal to those of ex-servicemen, though having regard to individual needs in each case. They could apply for such assistance in the usual way through their local rehabilitation offices. Every case was treated with regard to the circumstances of the applicant. That particularly applied to loans for houses, farms ar.d businesses. Until the end of June only one dependent of a deceased serviceman had been assisted on to a /arm. There had, however, been 64 who had been given financial help either to build or buy a home, three who had received loans to start businesses, 56 who had been advanced interest-free loans to purchase furniture, and one who had received a special purposes loan of £100, while special grants amounting to more than £1000 had been made to a number of others to overcome necessitous circumstances. Others still had taken advantage of the Rehabilitation Board's educational grants and other forms of educational assistance. "The Rehabilitation Board realises its responsibility to the dependents of men who have died in the service of their country," adds the statement, "and is naturally anxious to do everything within the scope of the act consistent with the present difficult supply conditions. As soon as the supply of labour an.'. materials becomes more plentiful those in this category will, in common with all ex-servicemen, benefit accordingly, especially with regard to their housing needs. Even now, besides being eligible for housing loans, widows and dependents of deceased servicemen, particularly those with families, are included in the 50 per cent preference group for State housing, though, of course, this is qualified by their present housing conditions."

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BENEFITS OFFERED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945

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BENEFITS OFFERED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945

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