Armed Forces: Injuries

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd January 2015.

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Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey Liberal Democrat, North Devon

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average length of time taken by Veterans UK and its predecessors to deal with cases relating to (a) war disablement pensions and (b) compensation for injuries or illness incurred during service in the armed forces was in each year since 2010.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The average length of time taken by Veterans UK and its predecessors to deal with War Disablement Pensions (WDP) and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) claims are detailed in the table below:

Average Processing Time (Working Days)

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-151

AFCS

93

125

164

109

89

WDP

39

51

82

110

104

Note:

1As at 31 December 2014

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