War Pensions: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Ruth Smeeth Ruth Smeeth Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of veterans with PTSD have been refused a war pension since 2010.

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

Information on the total number of veterans medically diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not held.

However, between 1 January 2010 and 31 March 2019 an estimated 6,730 veterans have claimed compensation for PTSD under the War Pension Scheme, of which 1,320 (19.5%) were unsuccessful.

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