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in nov 2020 i sent in an application to increase my war pension as things had deteriorated considerably.
since then i had to complete a written submission and reply to some questions. later i was initially advised that i would have a telephone assessment but even that was cancelled due to covid and all i have had since is the odd letter simply stating they are still processing it.
well in the post today is a decision and initially i was crest fallen as in the first paragraph all i saw was you are not entitled to an award as there is no evidence to confirm it was caused by your service. so immediate panic thinking they had stopped my war pension.
moral of the tale so far read the whole letter before jumping to conclusions.
skipping to the end i noticed they were paying me arrears so i then sat and read the whole thing properley and slowly and realised it was only the atherosclerosis that they were excluding the rest including the back and neck which were the reason for the claim have been accepted and my pension increased to 50%.
which means an extra £80 per month and they owe me nearly £1300. in arrears.
considering the 3 ring circus and tribunals etc that i have had to go through previously this is gobsmackingly efficient of them.
well that will pay for the garden improvements lol.