To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average wait time is for a response to a War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement application.
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.
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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.