Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emphsem

morsehorse

Lantern Swinger
#1
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
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#2
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
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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
#3
Re: Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emp

Thanks Slim
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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
 
#4
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
#5
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
 
#6
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?
 
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angrydoc

Guest
#7
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
#8
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
 
#9
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
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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.
 
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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
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Re: Anyone been successful in claiming a War Pension for Emp

PD
It is to keep the topic on then front page!!
MH
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The topic could get lost becuase of all the new topics that are posted
 
#16
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Morsehorse....try Royal British Legion, they should be able to give some answers
 

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