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David Cameron to review asbestos compensation for veterans

Posted in: Armed Forces Injuries Asbestos Exposure Mesothelioma 

Following a recent surge of complaints about the way in which war veterans are compensated after being diagnosed with mesothelioma, David Cameron has agreed to review the system. It currently stands that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is protected by law from having to pay out compensation to illness or injury suffered before 1987. Figures have revealed that this means that around 2,500 Royal Navy veterans will die of mesothelioma from asbestos-exposure on ships decades ago – the most they can do is apply for a war pension.

A war pension currently stands at around £31,000 a year, only a small fraction of the £180,000 lump sum expected by a 63-year-old who suffers injury or illness, under the Government’s compensation scheme for civilians.

Defence Secretary is “looking at it”

The Prime Minister addressed this issue after being challenged by Labour MP Dave Anderson over the unfair treatment of those that have suffered an asbestos-related illness after serving our country. Mr Cameron assured him that the Defence Secretary is “looking at it”.

Chris Simpkins, the director general of The Royal British Legion, said: “The fact that veterans could receive around £150,000 less in compensation than their civilian counterparts is a clear breach of the Armed Forces Covenant. We look forward to the Government coming forward with a solution soon.

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