Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and War Pensions: Appeals

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 18th May 2022.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel and veterans are undertaking an appeal against a Veterans UK decision regarding an application to (a) AFCS and (b) War Pensions.

Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

The number of Service personnel and veterans undertaking an appeal against a Veterans UK decision regarding an application to AFCS as at 30 April 2022 is 1,692 (358 on hand with Veterans UK and 1,334 outstanding at HM Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS)).

The number of Service personnel and veterans undertaking an appeal against a Veterans UK decision regarding an application under the War Pension Scheme as at 30 April 2022 is 1,158 (397 on hand with Veterans UK and 761 outstanding at HMCTS).

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