National Statistics

War Pensions Scheme statistics: 2017

Statistics on the recipients of war pensions, new claims, awards and appeals made under the War Pension Scheme (WPS).

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Summary statistics on claims, awards and recipients of pensions, allowances or other payments under the War Pension Scheme (WPS) where disablement or death occurred as a result of service prior to 6 April 2005.

For the first time this statistical bulletin provides information on recipients of the mesothelioma lump sum payment paid out under the WPS. This has been included following a policy change resulting in increased interest in this information, both internally and externally to the MOD.

Published 22 June 2017
Last updated 14 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the March 2017 War Pension Scheme Official Bulletin.
  2. First published.