Military Injury Compensation Changes

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Lightbob, Jan 15, 2008.

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  1. Article in today's Telegraph:;jsessionid=PEEJI4APD5V5JQFIQMGSFFOAVCBQWIV0?xml=/news/2008/01/15/ncomp115.xml

    The gist of the article is that the Government has revised its rules on compensation which allows those with multiple claims to get more equitable levels of compensation. It comes in on 8 Feb, but the article says that it is to be backdated for those who have claimed since Apr 05 but who are entiltled to 100% payments. This seems to be a step in the right direction, but maybe not quite as far as many people would seem fair.
  2. Yes good news but where does this money come from? The Treasury or the Defence budget?
  3. Check the small print very carefully if I was you.

    The article already mentions that new rules will only apply to those getting 100% disability payments ("a score of claimants"). Less than 100% and same old rule of only compensating for top three injuries will remain extant.

    Whatever you do, don't just get a bit of an injury, make sure it is 100%. Who believes that there will be pressure applied to get injuries classed as a mere 95% or so?

    Even on this we get more SPIN SPIN SPIN,