Veterans: Social Security Benefits

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 13th September 2017.

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Photo of Gavin Robinson Gavin Robinson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the financial effect of recent welfare reforms on veterans.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

A broader impact assessment covering the latest welfare reform changes that were brought in under the Welfare Reform Act 2016, was published and can be found at http://services.parliament.uk/bills/2015-16/welfarereformandwork/documents.html.

As a department, the DWP takes its commitments under the Armed Forces Covenant seriously and works to ensure that Service personnel, veterans, and their families are supported and treated fairly. DWP has put in place a number of measures to improve access to benefits and employment and to take account of the particular challenges some members of the Armed Forces community might face.

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