Navy Net - Royal Navy Community

This is a sample guest message. Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emphsem

morsehorse

Lantern Swinger
Have a friend who is suffering big time emphysema!!
He served from Oct 64 thru Aug 79 he was an Armourer in the fleet air arm served on several squadrons and air stations and was ships company on HMS Eagle
Any info much appreciated
MH
xx
 

slim

War Hero
morsehorse said:
Have a friend who is suffering big time emphysema!!
He served from Oct 64 thru Aug 79 he was an Armourer in the fleet air arm served on several squadrons and air stations and was ships company on HMS Eagle
Any info much appreciated
MH
xx

I reckon that he will have a hard task proving that his RN service is to blame for his emphysema Morse Horse. Living and working conditions during the time he served were not too bad either on aircraft carriers or shore establishments. As a FAA armourer he would not normally be working with chemicals etc which would cause the problem. The big question is. did he smoke and if so how many per day?

best of luck with the claim :thumright:
 

morsehorse

Lantern Swinger
Re: Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emp

Thanks Slim
xx

Think I put this in the wrong forum :?:

When claiming a War Pension is the burden of proof not on the MOD to say that it was not caused by service not the other way around?

Only asking!!

When I claimed my War Pension it was clear cut as I broke 2 discs in my neck whilst on Duty and had documentary evidence i.e MRI scans etc and a hurt certificate
 

soleil

War Hero
Re: Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emp

MH

Am pondering on your War Pension question but was wondering in the meantime whether your mate has applied for DLA? Is he under 65?

Re the War Pension question, is he at the stage where he is just considering an application or has he already submitted it?
 

morsehorse

Lantern Swinger
Re: Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emp

He has just been awarded the higher rate of DLA
He was finished at work because of this illness.
He has received the forms from the Veterans Agency but as yet has not completed them
Any advice much appreciated
MH
 

soleil

War Hero
Re: Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emp

I'll look in my Benefits "Bible" later today to see if there is any guidance on this one.

In the meantime, he needs to take special care with Question 70:

"Please tell us in your own words, why you think the disablement(s) you
have described at questions 51 and or 65 was or were caused by or made
worse by your service in the Armed Forces".

Can you say roughly what his line is going to be?
 
A

angrydoc

Guest
Emphysema can be caused by a number of things, but the big culprit (ie vast majority of cases, probably >95%) is cigarettes. If the individual was a smoker then it may be tricky to blame the MoD for the condition (although a middle ground may be reached).
 

morsehorse

Lantern Swinger
Re: Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emp

Thankyou all for your replies.
Yes he was a smoker!!

They have just gone back to UK having stayed with me for a week.
I will get him to log onto RR and he will be able to answer his reply to question 70
Jacqueline
 

plumduff

Banned
morsehorse said:
Have a friend who is suffering big time emphysema!!
He served from Oct 64 thru Aug 79 he was an Armourer in the fleet air arm served on several squadrons and air stations and was ships company on HMS Eagle
Any info much appreciated
MH
xx
Yes emphysema is an awardable disease. Proving that the Royal Navy is responsible will be an uphill task I,m afraid.
The War pensions' people will argue that no one compelled anyone to smoke.
My father received a 60% pension for most of his post WW2 life that being increased to 100% in the few years before his early death.
He had no need to prove attributable to service ,as being in the engine room when his ship was sunk, being badly scalded and then swimming around the very cold January North Sea for an hour or so until being rescued was cause enough.
 

morsehorse

Lantern Swinger
Re: Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emp

Blue Liners didn't help either :salut:

Did they carry a health warning?
MH
 

plumduff

Banned
Re: Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emp

morsehorse said:
Blue Liners didn't help either :salut:

Did they carry a health warning?
MH
Tickler, Tailor Mades, Blue liners--Who compelled who to smoke them?
No-one forced me--so I didn't indulge---. Took them ashore for my addicted girl-friends.
Marvellous leg-openers they were.
 

morsehorse

Lantern Swinger
Re: Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emp

PD
It is to keep the topic on then front page!!
MH
xx

The topic could get lost becuase of all the new topics that are posted
 

plumduff

Banned
Re: Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emp

morsehorse said:
PD
It is to keep the topic on then front page!!
MH
xx

The topic could get lost becuase of all the new topics that are posted
Plod on !
 

21_Man

War Hero
Re: Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emp

Morsehorse....try Royal British Legion, they should be able to give some answers
 

plumduff

Banned
Re: Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emp

21_Man said:
Morsehorse....try Royal British Legion, they should be able to give some answers
More likely will want to sell you a poppy.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
MG Maniac Has anyone told the Woo's its been decommissioned??? Diamond Lil's 6
2_deck_dash Anyone been drinking in Munich recently? Current Affairs 3
nufc70 anyone already been to raleigh? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 22
T Has anyone ever been shot on this forum?? Diamond Lil's 35
rod-gearing Ever been mistaken for anyone famous? The Gash Barge 20
T Has anyone been paid yet this month? Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 15
M Anyone else waiting on Capita? Joining the Royal Navy 9
Dusty70 Anyone able to see if BNM and Stirlin are OK ?? Nearest & Dearest 6
J 15th Feb intake date, anyone else? Joining the Royal Navy 1
soleil Dorset Echo: "‘Does Anyone Know My Old Navy Friend?" The Quarterdeck 4
superpom Tabloids anyone Diamond Lil's 27
TechnicPR Does anyone have the HMS Raleigh JI/Kit List? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
F Looking for information about Grandads pre-war ship service record... Can anyone help? History 13
BUCK1939 Anyone got any photos from 1960's of the Ship's Company lining the deck when leaving port. The Fleet 2
Bad CO HMS Arrow - Anyone Know Where the Ship's Bell Is? History 17
F Student Nurse Selection Board!! Anyone else have there dates?! Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 14
slim Anyone should be allowed to 'identify' as black regardless of the colour of their skin or background, say university leaders Current Affairs 16
slim Electric Cars Anyone Own One? Which is the best type to Buy? Current Affairs 21
C If possible, I would like to get in touch with anyone who served as a Royal Navy Officer prior to 1993 please. The Quarterdeck 27
M Does anyone know when the next intake for Seaman Specialists ? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 14
T BFPO delivery service, anyone know how it works? Nearest & Dearest 12
T PRNC Completed - anyone have any questions? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 59
Rodgersthecabinboy Can anyone identify this ship. History 12
M Anyone at the fitness test stage? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 2
janner Anyone got a few quid to spare? Submariners 4
StephenPhillips Does anyone play Airsoft? Miscellaneous 7
F Anyone joining in September this year ? Joining the Royal Navy 2
D Does anyone have experience with the JobTestPrep guide for AIB? RFA 4
B Hi, I recently sat my RT test and have planned to join as a Warfare Specialist does anyone know the current waiting time for joining the roll? Joining the Royal Navy 3
T I have recently applied for the apprentice chef role can anyone tell me when the sift is? RFA 6
LateToTheParty HMS Conqueror - Did anyone on here serve on her? Submariners 8
Sumo Anyone looking for work in Guzz Diamond Lil's 8
gregleeds Anyone recognise this rig? History 32
TechFin Anyone know what the Deck Officer Cadetships are like? RFA 3
TechFin Anyone know the needs of the service for Aircrewman right now? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 9
H PRNC 16th October anyone else? Joining the Royal Navy 2
U Anyone starting Raleigh on January? RFA 12
NateDogg Anyone else got PRNC 30th October? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 4
Mr_X [Asthma] Can anyone help me find the exact policy regarding Oral Steriods? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 10
A Anyone Starting at HMS Raleigh this September? RFA 18
B Anyone joining got PRNC Date as 18th September and Basic Training 5th November? Joining the Royal Navy 5
Impact Anyone else got an RT test on 18/04? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 1
C Does anyone know Denis Michael hayes?? Social & Reunions 5
L HMS Raleigh - Starting Date 24th September - Anyone else? Joining the Royal Navy 2
fishhead It could happen to anyone. Land Ops 2
T Upper Age 56, Can Anyone Confirm ? Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) 6
NateDogg Can anyone help me please I have questions about vetting?? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 8
NateDogg Any serving Aircraft handlers on here? or anyone applying? Joining the Royal Navy 49
T Waiting to hear back from capita - anyone else? Joining Up - Royal Navy Recruiting 23
T Anyone know the terms or conditoins of re-entry? Joining the Royal Navy 2
Similar threads


















































Top