http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/01/wirq301.xml So, apart from the disgracefully low sums paid out; "......official figures obtained by this newspaper reveal that there is a backlog of 1,570 compensation claims, dating back to the establishment of the scheme. With cases currently being settled at an average of 350 a year, this backlog - which is being lengthened by the high casualty rates in Iraq and Afghanistan - could take four years to clear." Why does that not come as a surprise "Douglas Young, chairman of the British Armed Forces Federation, claimed that some of his members who had asked the SPVA how they should survive while they waited for compensation had been told to go begging to military charities. "Delays are not acceptable," he said. "If the SPVA doesn't have sufficient resources now, they should be given them immediately."