War Pensions

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 28th January 2014.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will reassess his Department's practice of including War Disablement Pension payments as a source of income when calculating benefit entitlements.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

War Disablement Pensions and guaranteed income payments from the Armed Forces Compensation scheme are to be fully disregarded in universal Credit. There are no plans to make any changes to the treatment of these payments in other benefits.

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