How many sick Gulf War Veterans have been denied a War Pension?

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

It was noted that in 2005 that 2885 Gulf Vets were in receipt of a War Pension. Considering MOD own estimates of at least 1in3 sick from 53,000 troops ( approx 17,000 sick) . This seems considerably low, either veterans are not being aware of their entitlement or they are being/have been denied.

Q1 What is that figure today in 2019 of 1991 Gulf Vets that are in receipt of a War Pension?

Q2 How many Gulf Vets have been denied a War Pension since 1991?

gavin roberts

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