—(1) A pension, gratuity or other award granted or made to or in respect of any person under Parts IV, V and VI may, notwithstanding the provisions of these Regulations, be administered by a Pensions Officer, subject to the directions of the Armed Forces Council, if —
the person has not attained the age of 21 years or is in the opinion of the Armed Forces Council incapable of managing his own affairs by reason of mental infirmity; or
in any other case, the Armed Forces Council considers that it is in the interests of the person that it should be so administered.
(2) A pension, gratuity or other award which is being administered under this regulation may, as to the whole or such part thereof and at such times as the Armed Forces Council thinks fit, be —
applied for the benefit of the person to or in respect of whom it has been granted or made; or
paid to any person whom the Armed Forces Council considers a fit and appropriate person so to apply the same and any moneys so paid shall be regarded as applied for the benefit of the person to or in respect of whom it has been granted or made.
—(1) Where it is certified that a member should in his own interests receive medical, surgical or rehabilitative treatment for a disablement in respect of which a pension may be or has been awarded to him, and such member refuses or neglects to receive the treatment, the Armed Forces Council may, if it considers that such refusal or neglect is unreasonable, reduce any pension in respect of the member’s disablement by such an amount not exceeding one-half of any such pension, as it may think fit.
(2) For the purpose of this regulation, any misconduct on the part of the member which, in the opinion of the Armed Forces Council, renders it necessary for any treatment that he is receiving to be discontinued, may be treated as a refusal of the member to receive the treatment.
68. Where a person fails for a continuous period of not less than 7 years to draw his pension, the award may be cancelled and any payment of any arrears may be withheld but the Armed Forces Council may in any particular case restore the award and pay the arrears either in whole or in part.
69. Except in so far as the Armed Forces Council may otherwise direct with respect to any particular case or class of cases, payment of a pension shall not be made in respect of any period preceding the date of the application or appeal as a result of which the claim to the award of the pension, or, as the case may be, to the continuance or resumption of the payment of the pension, is accepted.