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Imprisonment of a Claimant
Effect of imprisonment on a claim
The imprisonment of a claimant for pension does not affect the obligation of the Commission to determine the claim. The claim should be investigated and a decision made in accordance with normal procedures. This applies equally, if the imprisoned person lodges a claim either:
- before entering prison, or
- while in prison.
Effect of imprisonment on a pension or benefit
Upon assessment of a claim, an imprisoned person may be eligible for a pension or benefit to be granted. However, due to the imprisonment of that person, the pension or benefit may not be payable.