Armed Forces: Pensions

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to disregard income from an Armed Forces medical pension when calculating universal credit payments.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Income related benefits already partially disregard War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments for injuries and bereavement. With the introduction of Universal Credit, we have gone a step further and ensured that War Pensions and all Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments are fully disregarded in the assessment of income for Universal Credit.

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