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The survey is open until 1 February 2023 and can be completed online (Picture: MOD).
Veterans

Last chance: MPs seeking feedback on military compensation and pension claims

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The survey is open until 1 February 2023 and can be completed online (Picture: MOD).

A cross-party group of MPs is asking veterans for their feedback on dealing with compensation claims for injury and applying for war pensions through the Ministry of Defence's Veterans UK –  but the process is only open until tomorrow, 1 February.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Veterans wants real-life insight into the current setup of how veterans access financial support and compensation through the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) or War Pension scheme.

All former members of the Armed Forces are being urged to complete a short survey and provide their opinion of dealing with Veterans UK.

The survey is open until 1 February 2023 and can be completed online here.

MP James Sunderland, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Veterans and a former Army officer, posted to Twitter, saying: "Calling all veterans! Our Parliamentary survey on the experiences of military veterans when dealing with 'Veterans UK' closes on 1 Feb.

"It will impact policy. Please send your response & re-tweet!"

This comes after MP Johnny Mercer promised a compensation scheme reform after claims that soldiers were 'laughed at' and as the Ministry of Defence launches a new digital service, which allows military compensation claims to be made online.