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War Pensions

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many applications for entitlements for War Disability Pensions and War Widow(er)s Pensions are held pending by the Veterans Agency of the MoD; and how many applications were processed during the first quarter of 2003. [117808]

As at 31 May 2003 the Veterans Agency had 5,232 first and further condition entitlement claims for war disablement pension pending. There were also 221 applications for War Widow(er)s Pension pending.During the period 1 January to 31 March 2003 the Veterans Agency processed 5,927 claims in respect of disablement and 686 claims for War Widow(er)s Pension.