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Doing Right by Our Service Veterans

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Doing Right by Our Service Veterans
Veterans Advisory & Pensions
Committee
DJ WRIGHT Chairman SE VA&PC Aug 2010
Doing Right by Our Service Veterans
A Brief History
Doing Right by Our Service Veterans
•Formerly known as War Pensions Committees established in
1921
• Formed to assist the Ministry of Pensions
•Undertook adjudication and administration of;
1. grants to disabled ex-Servicemen;
2. organisation of the care of widows and neglected
children;
3. Monitoring of Ministry of Pensions administration of the
War Pension Scheme.
Doing Right by Our Service Veterans
•Now 13 VA&PCs in the U.K.
•Separate Committees in Isle of Man and Republic of
Ireland
•Members are appointed by Secretary of State and are
independent of Services Personnel & Veterans Agency
Doing Right by Our Service Veterans
Role of VA&PC
•Advocacy for injured personnel, their dependants and veterans to
accessing local services.
•Raise Awareness of War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation
Schemes and Veterans Welfare Service.
•Assist individuals with any problems or complaint they have regarding
War Pensions or AFCS claims by;
1. ensuring welfare needs are met by VWS;
2. liaising with SPVA where no formal recourse to an independent
body is available;
3. providing independent review of complaints
4. convening Independent Complaints Panel.
Doing Right by Our Service Veterans
Veterans Advisory & Pensions
Committee
Any Questions?
DJ WRIGHT Chairman SE VA&PC Aug 2010
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