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Armed Forces: Compensation

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans in Edinburgh have received compensation from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. (172415)

The number of claimants living in Edinburgh who have received compensation under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme is shown in the following table.

Awards made under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme to claimants living in Edinburgh by financial year1, 2

Awards

Total

10

2005-06

2006-07

5

2007-083

*

1 Data have been rounded to the nearest five. “—” refers to a value of zero, while “*” refers to a negligible value (greater than zero, but less than five). Numbers may not add to totals because of rounding.

2 Data will include claims made from serving personnel as well as veterans.

3 This covers the period from 1 April 2007 to 30 September 2007.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans in Edinburgh have been found to have suffered disability as a result of their service in the armed forces but are not eligible for assistance through the (a) Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and (b) War Pension Scheme. (172416)

Under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme there have been less than five cases in Edinburgh, of claimants with injuries or conditions assessed as being due to service, not having met the minimum tariff level for compensation. Note that it is only possible to identify these cases for claims registered after 11 November 2005.

The number of first claims made by claimants living in Edinburgh which resulted in a nil award under the War Pension Scheme since the financial year 2003-04 are shown in table 1 as follows. A nil award is made when the injury or condition claimed for is found to be attributable or aggravated by service, but disability is assessed at 0 per cent. and so no monetary award is made.

Table 1: Number of Veterans in Edinburgh given a nil percentage assessment, by financial year1

Nil percentage assessment

2003-04

10

2004-05

10

2005-06

10

2006-07

1 Figures have been rounded to the nearest five, “—” represents a figure less than five.