Iv just been diagnosed with PTSD, im not going to go into details, but what sort of treatment has the army given other people with it? Theyv been quite good so far.
What do you mean "makes Service pension exempt" ?Thunderpants said:Hi
Im one of the old and bold and was discharged in 1999 saw the cpn a couple of times then Psch was then discharged with PTSD, Have a 50% War penstion which also makes Service pension exempt (HAHA). Not saying this will happen to you as i am sure things have improved.
If you need any advice let me know and keep your chin up
Well bloody hell I did not no that the crafty gits looks like im on the phone in the morning to them sounds like im owed a over a years back tax on my 22 year pension you would think spva would tell peopleThunderpants said:
Or not as the case maybe, but how many wake up in the night with service related nightmares, possibly beating up their parner or wife, or both . . .paywog said:Do I smell a Journo??PW
*snipped to keep length of post down*PeacePhlapps said:I've also been diagnosed as having PTSD. I've had it for 18odd years now, some relates to time serving and some to prior events but only been official for 6odd months.
As for help, I'd had none for 17ish years from any source,
Thanks for that I think the relevant part for me is "...injury (often known as the invaliding condition) that caused their medical discharge". I was not medically discharged, which is why I don't get a tax free service pension.Thunderpants said:Having been threw this myself I know from experience that i am correct, I was told that it was not TAX exempt but after investiagting further discovered it was, Please look at the following information and decide yourself, in addition i have attached a PDF also confirming this.
A SIP is a Service Invaliding Pension. If you get a Service War Pension then your Service Pension is 'Normaly' made exempt of UK Income TAX.
Armed Forces Pension Scheme - Invalid Pensions Taxation Error - If you were in the Armed Forces and received either a Service Invaliding Pension (SIP) or a Service Attributable Pension (SAP), paid under the Armed Forces Pensions Scheme (AFPS) AND a War Disablement Pension (WDP) paid under the War Pensions Scheme, you may be eligible for a refund of tax paid on your AFPS pension. Widowed spouses or beneficiaries may also be eligible for a refund with respect to tax paid by the Service man or woman when he or she was alive.