Suspension of War Pension on imprisonment - Written Answers

Discussion in 'Charities and Welfare' started by rockape34, Sep 17, 2010.

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  1. On checking an old email address on an off-chance, I found that my account hadn't been suspended and found this:

    HANSARD

    My bold.

    I knew that their was an arbitrary disparity (thanks to New Labour) between compensation for those veterans injured before 2005 (receiving War Pension) and those injured after 2005 (receiving AFCS).

    So on imprisonment War Pensioners pension is suspended, but AFCS recipients continue to receive their pension. This strikes me as a double standard - I have no problems as far as the AFCS recipients are concerned, however it seems that War Pensioners are being screwed again.

    I realise that, as Dr Fox states, 12 months basic pension (whatever this means) is paid in arrears, but this means that a pensioner who serves, for example, 18 months in prison loses 6 months pension.