Request number where family members have been paid out twice when death in service occurs

The request was refused by Ministry of Defence.

Dear Ministry of Defence,

I would be grateful if you could let me know if and on how many occasions since 2005, that the 'death in service payment' has been paid out to more than one family member/civil partner of the deceased. Have any families / partners been paid the death in service payment twice?

Yours faithfully,

Elaine Laga.

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Defence Business Services Secretariat, Ministry of Defence

Dear Ms Laga,

Your request has been logged under our reference FOI2020/01529 and the
target date for response is 2 March 2020.

Yours sincerely,

DBS Secretariat

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Defence Business Services Secretariat, Ministry of Defence

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Dear Ms Laga,

Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry.

Regards

DBS Secretariat Team

Dear [email address] on behalf of Defence Business Services Secretariat,
Thank you for your reply to my question. I did amend it later to try and make it clearer, this was the amendment:-

Dear Ministry of Defence,

I would be grateful if you could let me know if and on how many occasions since 2005, that the 'death in service payment' has been paid out to more than one family member/civil partner of the deceased. In other words has the payment ever been paid out twice in relation to the death of one soldier?

Yours faithfully,

Elaine Laga.

So in answer to your question I am asking about military personnel.

Yours sincerely,

Elaine Laga

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Defence Business Services Secretariat, Ministry of Defence

Dear Ms Laga,

Your request has been logged under our reference FOI2020/02505 and the
target date for response is 23 March 2020.

Yours sincerely,

DBS Secretariat

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Defence Business Services Secretariat, Ministry of Defence

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Dear Ms Laga,

Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry.

Regards

DBS Secretariat

Dear [email address] on behalf of Defence Business Services Secretariat,

Thank you for your recent reply to my request for information.

I will modify my request as you suggested to:- SINGLE and served in the ARMY from January 2007 - December 2010.

I hope by doing this I will get some idea of the numbers that more than one family member/civil partner of deceased has been paid out twice in relation to the death of one soldier.

Yours sincerely,

Elaine Laga

Dear Ministry of Defence,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Defence's handling of my FOI request 'Request number where family members have been paid out twice when death in service occurs'.

The information is now long overdue.
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Yours faithfully,

Elaine Laga

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Defence Business Services Secretariat, Ministry of Defence

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Dear Ms Laga,

Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry.

Regards

DBS Secretariat Team