Dear Ministry of Defence,
1. With reference to the implementation of the Armed Forces Compensation Act by the MOD and Veterans UK, specifically with regard to AFCS Interim Awards for Mental Disorders:
a. How many AFCS Interim Awards for Mental Disorders have been made?
b. Of these Interim Awards, how many (raw numbers and/or %) have subsequently been increased to a higher award within the first 2 year Interim period?
c. Of the Interim Awards not settled within the first Interim period of 2 years, how many (raw numbers and/or %) have subsequently been increased to a higher award within the second 2 year Interim period?
If costs/resources are prohibitive, then please prioritise the provision of information in a reverse chronological order (ie start in 2017 and work backwards until resource limit is reached).
Mr T. Roberts
Dear Mr Roberts,
Please find attached a response to the above FOI Request
DBS Secretariat Team