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War Pensions: Disability

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 22497, tabled on 21 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement claims were (a) submitted, (b) accepted and (c) rejected in the last year for which data is available.

Answered on

27 June 2022

The answer to the hon. Member's questions is based on the War Pension Mobility Supplement (WPMS) data for the calendar year 1 January to 31 December 2021.

Claims Registered

328

Claims cleared

322

Accepted claims

190

Not accepted claims

120

Unable to process

12

Appeals Registered

16

Appeals Cleared

16

The Median clearance time for War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement was 208 working days. Clearance times are calculated as the number of working days between the date the claim was registered and the date the claim was cleared

Of the 16 WPMS appeals cleared between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2021, the average (median) clearance time was 367 working days. Clearance times are calculated as the number of working days between the date the appeal was registered and the final date that the appeal was cleared by Tribunal. Ministry of Defence have no control over the length of time it takes for a decision to be made at Tribunal as appeal tribunals are independent.

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