MoD Fight Over Widow Pension

#1
Mrs Hulme was originally refused a full military pension of around £10,600 a year, but after taking the MoD to court twice the decision was quashed.

But now the MoD is appealing against the decision again - claiming Mr Hulme was not in service when he died.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/3170512.stm

It turns out he was on leave when he was killed in a climbing accident whilst preparing for an joins Army/RAF Exped.

Can they refuse a pension on these grounds?? :?:
 
#2
Note that she 'applied for a war widow's pension', and 'was told that at the time of his death, her husband was "not in service"'.

They appear to be fighting different battles - he wasn't on active service at the time, and that is what the MoD is contesting. What difference that makes to the sum awarded is what is at issue, and in truth there shouldn't be any; he was doing his job, and leave is part of it.
 
#3
total bastards the bloke was in crab air doing adventure training legit training and there fighting over it ****ing bastards
anyone got there names and addresses of the sods behind this
I'm lookig at some pages of the anarchist cookbook :evil:
Consider this the first strike of the continuity british legion :twisted:
 

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