Injured war veterans’ care costs prompt new funding call
29 August 2015
From the section UK
A War Disablement Pension is treated like an income and counts towards care costs
Ministers must provide more funding to protect injured war veterans from spending compensation on social care costs, local authority leaders say.
Personnel injured in service before April 2005 receive a War Disablement Pension which counts towards fees.
Anyone injured after this date has all care expenses paid in full.
Councils say budget cuts mean they are struggling to subsidise veterans’ care but the government says it would help them “tailor their support”.
The Local Government Association, which represents more than 370 councils in England and Wales, said the government should provide extra funding to “ensure all of our brave veterans are treated fairly”.
The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, for those …read more
Source:: BBC UK