War Pensions: Disability

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th June 2022.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement claims were (a) submitted, (b) accepted and (c) rejected in the last year for which data is available.

Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average wait time is for a response to a War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement application.

Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many appeals against a decision on a War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement application have been made in the last year for which data is available.

Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average length of time is from start to finish for appeals against a decision on a War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement application.

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

The answer to the hon. Member's questions is based on the War Pension Mobility Supplement (WPMS) data for the calendar year 1 January to 31 December 2021.

Claims Registered

328

Claims cleared

322

Accepted claims

190

Not accepted claims

120

Unable to process

12

Appeals Registered

16

Appeals Cleared

16

The Median clearance time for War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement was 208 working days. Clearance times are calculated as the number of working days between the date the claim was registered and the date the claim was cleared

Of the 16 WPMS appeals cleared between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021, the average (median) clearance time was 367 working days. Clearance times are calculated as the number of working days between the date the appeal was registered and the final date that the appeal was cleared by Tribunal. Ministry of Defence have no control over the length of time it takes for a decision to be made at Tribunal as appeal tribunals are independent.

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