Data Source: The data presented on this page has been taken from a correspondence between the HVRT and Ministry of Defence Statistics report, Ref: FOI2017/05957 sent on 19th July 2017. The correspondence discussed the number of claims under the War Pension Scheme based on first disablement conditions between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2017. The correspondence can be viewed here and the full details of the conditions claimed for can be found here.
During the latest five financial years (between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2017), there were 54,631 first disablement claims for 74,278 conditions under the War Pension Scheme (WPS).
Figure 1. Claims awarded under War Pension Scheme (WPS) for all years (2012-2017) based on condition claimed for. N (conditions) = 74,278.
Figure 2. Claims awarded under War Pension Scheme (WPS) for the financial year of 2016/2017 based on condition claimed for. N (conditions) = 3,764.
It is worth noting that the number of claims is lower in the latest financial year (2016/17) than for the four previous years. This is due to the time lag between a claim being registered and the medical conditions being recorded on the War Pension Computer System (WPCS) during the claim process. Due to this time lag, there are some claims recorded for 2016/17 where the medical conditions have not yet been recorded on the system.