The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72
This little country, with a population not much over two million, presents to our attention some interesting facts in connection with the subject of insurance.
The Danish law compels every Government Official to insure hit life for the benefit of his widow. This rule goes so far back as 1740.page 19
|Persons who have been in receipt of relief from the Poor Law administration, or have been found guilty of vagrancy and begging during the ten years preceding the date of their application.
|Those whose poverty has been caused by their own fault, as by a disorderly and extravagant mode of life, or by voluntarily divesting themselves of their property in favour of others.
|Those who have undergone sentence for any transaction I generally accounted dishonourable, and in respect of which they have not received rehabilitation.
|The pensions are confined to persons who have had a fixed residence in Denmark for ten years preceding the date of their application.
The magistrates in Copenhagen, and outside Copenhagen, the Communal Councils, decide as to the nature and amount of relief to be given. No sum is specified, but the relief must be sufficient for the support of the person relieved and of his family, and for their I treatment in case of sickness. Should the pensioner be guilty of any action which would exclude from admission to old-age relief, or should he squander what is given to him for his support, the relief ceases.