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    • post re submitted  we are quite secure with that. it's ok to it here  you need to formerly WRITE to BMW AND to the finance co. (who is?) and REJECT the car under your short term right to reject. 100's of threads here on Big Motoring World, and they scammed you out of a useless warranty too, you dont need it ever, CRA covers you for FREE. dx  
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    • Yes will do thanks Dave, I wonder what will happen at the preliminary hearing no idea what they will ask I assumed once I sent the proof they asked for about my sons condition that I would have just  been given the go ahead to be Litigation friend
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Injured troops to receive £7,000-a-year for life to spare them extra medical tests under welfare reforms

 

New Armed Forces Independence Payment to be paid to maimed forces veterans

 

Disability minister Esther McVey reveals claimants will receive £6,988.80-a-year, more than £200 extra than expected

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2274429/Injured-troops-receive-7-000-year-life-spare-extra-medical-tests-welfare-reforms.html

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would that not be discriminatory to the disabled people who still have to face ATOS and are subject to the normal benefit levels. I am sure they would relish an extra payment on top of any benefit or pension.

I am ex army and i admire the sentiment the government are doing, but i am sorry, i see this as no more as a publicity stunt. Receive an active service pension by all means, the military is just a job like any other,

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No that is not the case those whon serve and are injured are entitled to extra consideration, some things are indeed out of proportion for a hypothetical instance a postman slips on any a homeowners path is is awarded perhaps hundreds of thousands for a bruised backside disproportionate????

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that is why servicemen receive compensation from the army if their injury causes them to be medically discharged

 

i am wondering if the MOD are going to stop this compensation award now and pay up to 7 k a year for care depending on the severity of the injury (cost cutting)

 

After all, insurance companies award compensation payments on the level of injury sustained

 

i received a medical discharge from the army in the 1980s, i received a compensation payment and still have an active service pension

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In future maimed forces veterans will not face extra assessments of their disability by civil servants to confirm the results of existing military tests.....

 

Disability Living Allowance is being scrapped from April but ministers have agreed that the payments will be continued for former defence personnel whose injuries sustained in the line of duty affect their quality of life.

 

The Personal Independence Payment will be paid to all working-age people with serious problems, but claimants will be re-examined and could have payments cut.

 

However, the Armed Forces Independence Payment will be awarded by the Ministry of Defence as part of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and will not affect any other benefits to which claimants are entitled.

 

Injured ex-troops will automatically receive on-going payments to help with the additional costs associated with their injuries...........

 

Any ongoing income that veterans get from Ministry of Defence compensation schemes and the new Armed Forces Independence Payment will not be taken into account when calculating how much support they should receive through Universal Credit.....

 

The reforms scrap the need for anyone with granted compensation for war injuries to undergo a separate assessment by civil servants before they could be granted benefits.

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The reforms scrap the need for anyone with granted compensation for war injuries to undergo a separate assessment by civil servants before they could be granted benefits

but is that not in its self discriminatory to those disabled people who have to go to the likes of ATOS to receive any benefit

 

as i have stated, the military is an equal opportunities employer. when you take the queens shilling you accept the risks of that occupation in that you may be injured like any other occupation. why should the military be treated any different. its ok saying its in recognition of their service but what about people who are disabled from past conflicts such as northern ireland, sierra Leon, Korea, Kosovo. are they to receive this payment

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I have been questioning this with SPVA but dont get a straight answer and even had to complain as to why the VA website had no info on any of the proposed welfare reform change and you will like this answer.

 

"we are only a port hole for veterans and this is covered by the DWP".

 

some answer even when I pointed out I aint on about the normal benefits but those entitlement via the VA i.e war pensioners mobility supp, treatment allowance, allowance for lower standard of occupation etc.

 

Still never got a straight answer then about a month ago low and behold the VA Website suddenly has info on it - did seem strange to me after complaining to them for months about the lack of info.

 

NOTE - In the letter it also stated that the Veterans Agency website is merging with DWP Website from APril 2013 (Pity they aint put that info on their website aint that important)

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No it is not an equal opportunities employer READ todays press re female soldiers denied the right to serve in infantry and cavalry/mechanised regiments.

So your argument has no merit what so ever.

A rookie cop earning more than an 18-19 year old soldier gets injured and gets massive payouts?? They know the risks surely!!?

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Those individuals who receive an award for a serious injury from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) will continue to receive at least the amount they are currently receiving under DLA.

 

Page 6 http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/personal-independence-payment-faqs.pdf

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may i ask what paper it has been reported in about female soldiers not being allowed in infantry regiments

 

i was at shorncliff barracks last week and i saw plenty of female squaddies, in fact they were doing NBC traning along with their male counterparts

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I think the Government with this also had to take into account the promises it made when it updated the Armed Forces Military Covenant.

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may i ask what paper it has been reported in about female soldiers not being allowed in infantry regiments

 

i was at shorncliff barracks last week and i saw plenty of female squaddies, in fact they were doing NBC traning along with their male counterparts

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276188/I-shoot-Taliban--I-allowed-drive-Army-tank-Im-woman-How-MoD-rules-thwarted-soldiers-dream-infantry-role.html

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may i ask what paper it has been reported in about female soldiers not being allowed in infantry regiments

 

i was at shorncliff barracks last week and i saw plenty of female squaddies, in fact they were doing NBC traning along with their male counterparts

 

Mail on Sunday full 2 page spread. the trainings the same, but limited to close support regiments RLC RAMC etc. Not well up on this then squaddie!!!

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it has been thirty years since i was in but i was at the reunion last week and witnessed female soldiers training with their male counterparts, considering shorncliff is a junior leader infantry barracks, it begs the question, what were the female squaddies doing their

 

mind you, i trust what the daily mail has to say with the contempt it deserves, i prefer to see official statements from the MOD rather than the daily mail

 

even the army own web site state the army is an equal opportunities employer

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Then the MOD needs to adjust its recruiting drive on its web site if its not factual

 

Do we have any official communication from the MOD on women serving on the front line besides that political comic, the daily mail, and what roles if any, they are limited to

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mind you, i trust what the daily mail has to say with the contempt it deserves, i prefer to see official statements from the MOD rather than the daily mail

 

even the army own web site state the army is an equal opportunities employer

 

Would you take more notice of the Daily Telegraph? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-politics/9709076/British-army-women-should-fight-their-way-to-the-front-line.html

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so how can the army say it is an equal opportunities employer, after all, if you are gay, you don't get the third degree from the SIB any more

 

women squaddies do exactly the same training as their male counterparts, confining them to the old WRAC status is discriminatory

 

women squaddies are just as capable as their male counterparts and still have to do the same BFT to be combat ready. the traning the british army gives is second to none and if i was still in my regiment, i would be more than happy for a female squaddie to be my battle partner

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How is this right? DLA / PIP is based on needs; not how you became disabled. It means you're going to have more able bodied soldiers receiving more than some people who are severely disabled.

 

So, you're going to have someone who has been disabled since birth and will never change, going through assessments; but the soldier with the same medical problems won't go through the assessment and gets full PIP?

 

How is this even legal? It's discrimination.

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