War Pensions: Applications

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many outstanding cases his Department is currently dealing with on disputes over applications for war pensions.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

As at 11 November 2019 there were 588 War Pension appeals in progress, of which 212 are waiting for a tribunal hearing date. Tribunal hearing dates are not set by the Ministry of Defence.

War Pensions Scheme statistics are published annually on the GOV.UK website at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/war-pension-recipients-index

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