How many service personnel have been medically discharged with Multiple Sclerosis under AFCS

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Dear Ministry of Defence,
(1) numbers pf personnel of personnel medically discharged from Service with MS between the financial years 2005/2018
(2) how many service personnel with MS were discharged under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) since April 2005 (a) with and (b) without attributable benefits
(3) how many service personnel have been diagnosed with MS whilst still serving and have put in an in-service claim and been awarded/rejected benefits.
(4) under AFPS 05 and 15 how many service personnel have been received a Tier award for MS and what is the breakdown of the Tier award 1, 2 and 3.
(5) How many claims for MS have been rejected by the WPS and AFCS Appeal Tribunals?

Yours faithfully,
Heather Smith

Def Strat-Stat-PQ-FOI-Mailbox (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Heather Smith:

Thank you for contacting the Ministry of Defence.

Your request for recorded information is currently being considered under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 with reference FOI2019/12784.

You are entitled to receive a written response no later than 10 December 2019.

Regards,

Defence Statistics

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Dear Def Strat-Stat-PQ-FOI-Mailbox (MULTIUSER),

My request has yet to be answered, could you please advise me of the reason for the delay.

Your request for recorded information is currently being considered under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 with reference FOI2019/12784.

You are entitled to receive a written response no later than 10 December 2019.

Yours sincerely,

Heather Smith

Def Strat-Stat-Health-PQ-FOI (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Good afternoon Ms Smith,

Please accept my apologies for not getting a response to the FOI you submitted on 9 November (FOI2019/12784) regarding multiple sclerosis.

It has taken the MOD longer than anticipated to compile a response as it has required the contribution of many teams to answer the five separate questions. The MOD are currently working on a response to your freedom of information request and will get back to you in due course.

Kind regards,

Defence Statistics (Health)

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Def Strat-Stat-Health-PQ-FOI (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Good afternoon Ms Smith,
Please find attached our response to your request for information.
Kind regards,
Defence Statistics Health