Veterans Agency Compensation Scheme pre 1990

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

Under the Freedom of Information Act I am seeking the following:

If a former member of Her Majesty's armed forces, who served before 1990, was found to have Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the right pinna due to service in HM Forces and this was found to be aggravated or attributal to service through lack of sun protection and The Veterans Agency accepted this complaint as an 'accepted condition' at the rate of assessment at between 1-5%, what level of compensation [OED 'something, typically money, awarded to someone in recognition of loss, suffering, or injury'] would the Veterans Agency pay if there were no other claims from that serviceman/woman in existence as a first claim

Thank you
Yours faithfully,
John Cooper

Dear Ministry of Defence,
Ministry of Defence have delayed again, par for the course!

You have not replied to my FOI request Veterans Agency Compensation Scheme pre 1990 promptly, as normally required by law.

Yours faithfully,

John Cooper

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

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Dear Mr Cooper,

Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry.

Regards

DBS Secretariat

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

In my opinion, the Ministry of Defence Veterans Agency is inept and has put [and is putting] every obstacle in my path to avoid answering any questions, I can put you in the picture with this, I know of two ex RAF colleagues who have suffered at the hands of the RAF with this cancer, both received £3000 lump sum and have no further [or previous] claims in with the VA/MOD

I will not let this matter rest, so perhaps I can add your department to the Parliamentary & Health Ombudsman for them to take up my case

....../to be continued

Yours sincerely,

John Cooper

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

I wasn't asking for information under the AFCS, I was requesting info pre 1990 as a Veteran PRE 1990, please do pay attention!

You wrote:
** Thank you for your email of 29 September 2019 to the Ministry of Defence (MOD), seeking
information about the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS). **

This subject is under review

Yours sincerely,

John Cooper

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

Dear Mr Cooper,

Your request has been logged under our reference FOI2019/13202 and the
target date for response is 24 December 2019.

Yours sincerely,

DBS Secretariat

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 'Veterans Agency Compensation Scheme pre 1990'.
The MoD have not answered my *original* request under this reference
Ref: FOI2019/11150

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/v...

Yours faithfully,

John Cooper

CIO-FOI-IR (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

Dear Mr Cooper,

 

We acknowledge receipt of your email and we can confirm that an internal
review will be conducted of your request for information, our reference
FOI2019/11150.

 

The Department's target for completing internal reviews is 20 working days
from date of receipt and we therefore aim to complete the review and
respond to you by 3 January 2020. While we are working hard to achieve
this, in the interests of providing you with a realistic indication of
when you should expect a response, we should advise that the majority are
currently taking between 20 and 40 working days to complete.

 

The review will involve a full, independent reconsideration of the
handling of the case as well as the final decision.

 

Please note that your new request under reference FOI2019/13202 will be
closed as we are aware you have asked for the information in relation to
the pension scheme for Veterans serving before 1990, and this will be
addressed as part of our independent review.

 

Regards,

 

MOD Information Rights Compliance Team

 

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