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TOPIC: WAR PENSIONS

WAR PENSIONS 8 years 7 months ago #39199

Hi everyone, does anybody know if War Disability Pensions are going to be affected in the benefit review?

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Re:WAR PENSIONS 8 years 7 months ago #39202

  • pete17971
Ian wrote:

Hi everyone, does anybody know if War Disability Pensions are going to be affected in the benefit review?


Hi,

As far as I am aware not directly at this stage other than the annual rise will change to CPI instead of RPI (I have submitted a paper regarding this particularly with regard to the AFCS scheme).

If I do hear of anything changing I will of course post it.

Pete

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Re:WAR PENSIONS 8 years 7 months ago #39204

  • originaldave
Ian wrote:

Hi everyone, does anybody know if War Disability Pensions are going to be affected in the benefit review?


a search of the web only show one full match for this subject

www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/1...ity-115875-22763350/

in the past war pensioners were sometimes advised to claim dwp dla mobility and not the one via war pension

the thought at the time was dla mobility even though less than war mobility could be awarded "for life" war mobility often only awarded in five years blocks

so there are many on dla mobility who will now be in the same boat as war mobility

at the time the advice to go for dla mobility was the right choice

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Re:WAR PENSIONS 8 years 7 months ago #39206

I went for WPMS and was awarded it for life way back in the 90's I also opted for for WP Unemployability benefit instead of the DSS Invalidity/Incapacity Benefit. The right choice for me. Although I will have a complicated question later on.

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Re:WAR PENSIONS 8 years 7 months ago #39207

  • pete17971
Hi Dave,

The problem (as often) with the press is only half a story.

The situation being that in order to qualify for WPMS, since I think about 1982, one must first qualify for a War Pension of at least 40%, and at least 40% must be mobility related so for example an award of 30% mobility related and 10% other related (for example PTSD) would not qualify for WPMS. Hence the advice to War Pensioners, particularly those without a 40% mobility award, was/is to claim DLA Mobility as they are/were ineligible to claim WPMS.

As the largest numbers (and percentage wise) of War Pensioners are at the 20% and 30% levels, obviously more would claim DLA tham WPMS.

Pete

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Re:WAR PENSIONS 8 years 7 months ago #39208

  • originaldave
pete17971 wrote:

Hi Dave,

The problem (as often) with the press is only half a story.

The situation being that in order to qualify for WPMS, since I think about 1982, one must first qualify for a War Pension of at least 40%, and at least 40% must be mobility related so for example an award of 30% mobility related and 10% other related for example PTSD) would not qualify for WPMS. Hence the advice to War Pensioners, particularly those without a 40% mobility award, was/is to claim DLA Mobility as they are/were ineligible to claim WPMS.

As the largest numbers (and percentage wise) of War Pensioners are at the 20% and 30% levels, obviously more would claim DLA tham WPMS.

Pete


I am on 60% plus unemply comforts and other bits legion and rafa and WP all said DLA was better at the timee even allowing for extra on WP mob

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