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Veterans: Radiation Exposure

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 58715, tabled on 19 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many nuclear test veterans have (a) submitted claims under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme since the announcement of 26 August 2020, and (b) received compensation through a claim.

Answered on

26 October 2021

The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) was introduced by the Government to provide compensation to military personnel injured on or after 6 April 2005. As there have been no nuclear tests carried out since 2005, there is no eligibility for Nuclear Test Veterans (NTVs) to claim under the scheme.

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