Gulf War Illnesses

Mike Sutherland made this Freedom of Information request to Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

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Dear Service Personnel and Veterans Agency,

I am making this request within the Freedom of Information Act

Please provide the following information:

1. What guidance/direction is given to SPVA staff with regard to identifying and dealing with War Pension claims for Gulf War related illnesses?

2. What symptoms are used by the SPVA to identify claims that would be classified as a Gulf War related illness?

3. Of those military and ex military personnel that have claimed for war pensions, what percentage have been awarded a War Pension?

4. Of those that have been awarded a War Pension, please break the figures down by level of award (eg, 25% of pensions awarded were at the 40% disability level)

Yours faithfully,

Mike Sutherland

Dear Service Personnel and Veterans Agency,

To clarify question 3, I wish to know what percentage of claimants for Gulf War related illnesses have received a War Pension and not claimants in general.

Similarly, question 4 relates to Gulf War illnesses.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Sutherland

Dear Service Personnel and Veterans Agency,

By law, the authority should normally have responded promptly and by 19 March 2012. Please provide an explanation for not complying with the law and for the complete lack of communication up to this point.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Sutherland

Dear Service Personnel and Veterans Agency,

FINAL FOLLOW-UP BEFORE INVOLVING INFORMATION COMMISSIONER

Please respond to this FOI request asap. Should you be having difficulties with your response please acknowledge this and let me know what is causing the delay.

Should a response not be forthcoming by Friday 31 March 2012 at 12 midday I will escalate this breach of the law to the Information Commissioner.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Sutherland

Dear Service Personnel and Veterans Agency,

30 minutes until this goes to the Information Commissioner!

Yours faithfully,

Mike Sutherland

Dear Service Personnel and Veterans Agency,

Formal complaint raised with ICO regarding the breach of law by SPVA in that they have not responded in good time and have made no effort to correspond!

Yours faithfully,

Mike Sutherland

Dear Service Personnel and Veterans Agency,

Still heard nothing from you. ICO has been informed.

Yours faithfully,

Mike Sutherland

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Mike Sutherland left an annotation ()

Resend requested.

I have reported this lack of response to ICO and is being investigated under Case Number FS50442592.

The SPVA should still have responded to this FOI request. Ignoring it is unprofessional.

Sent request to Service Personnel and Veterans Agency again, using a new contact address.

SPVA-DCS Sec Offr 2a2 (Butler, Elaine D),

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Please find attached a response to the above request and related
attachment.

andrew lewis left an annotation ()

Please you provide all information on how many Gulf War veterans are in reciept of a War Disablement Pension.

Can you also provide details and figures for how many Gulf War Veterans who recieved the vaccinations but were never deployed to the Gulf region are in reciept of a war Disablement Pension.

Mike Sutherland

Dear SPVA-DCS Sec Offr 2a2 (Butler, Elaine D),

As per my addendum to the original request (http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/gu...) please supply information as follows:

3. Of those military and ex military personnel that have claimed for war pensions relating to Gulf War service, what percentage have been awarded a War Pension?

4. Of those that have been awarded a War Pension relating to Gulf War Service, please break the figures down by level of award (eg, 25% of pensions awarded were at the 40% disability level)

The link provided to the DASA stats does not break the figures down to cover Gulf Veterans/Pensions.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Sutherland

Michelle Ives left an annotation ()

Please provide all information on Gulf War Veterans who have been awarded and are in receipt of a War Disablement Pension for 'reproductive/infertility' medical issues.

Also please provide all information on Gulf War Veterans who have applied for a War Disablement Pension for 'reproductive/infertility' medical issues and have had their claim(s) refused.

Mike Sutherland

Dear SPVA-DCS Sec Offr 2a2 (Butler, Elaine D),

A reply was expected from SPVA bt 21 June, can you please inform me of the reason for the delay or to provide the answers I requested.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Sutherland

DASA-Health-PQ-FOI (MULTIUSER),

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Mr Sutherland,

 

Please find attached a response to your FOI request.

 

Regards,

 

DASA Health Information Head

 

 

Alvin Pritchard. left an annotation ()

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