Soldiers to see fairer compensation payments when injured in the line of duty


Following a review of its compensation award scheme the MoD has announced that soldiers who are gravely wounded in combat will see a maximum payment increase of £570,000 on top of a guaranteed income payment for life.

This change is due to relatives of Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson and Private Jamie Cooper who have been campaigning for greater compensation and also the Royal British Legion's campaign demanding that service personnel and their families receive fitting treatment and recognition for serving their country.

This new regime will also see soldiers who have less serious injuries receive higher compensation payments and is part of a wider scheme aimed at providing better benefits to army personnel and their families through education and housing.

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