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War Pensions: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 277791, tabled on 16 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of veterans with PTSD have been refused a war pension since 2010.

Answered on

23 July 2019

Information on the total number of veterans medically diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not held.

However, between 1 January 2010 and 31 March 2019 an estimated 6,730 veterans have claimed compensation for PTSD under the War Pension Scheme, of which 1,320 (19.5%) were unsuccessful.