Wednesday, January 16, 2008

MoD criticised over soldiers' compensation

By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent Last Updated: 2:28am GMT 16/01/2008

Families of injured soldiers have attacked the Government for failing to increase its compensation settlement for those hurt in battle to more than £285,000.
In a move first announced in October, the Ministry of Defence said the proposals to award the most seriously wounded soldiers a lump sum of £285,000 would now go ahead from next month.
But MoD officials admitted the package would only benefit 20 Servicemen. Military charities said that would leave dozens of other seriously injured Servicemen with insufficient support.;jsessionid=ZW4HM5CFO2LXXQFIQMGSFGGAVCBQWIV0?xml=/news/2008/01/16/nmod116.xml

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