House of Commons
WAR DISABLEMENT PENSION AND EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT ALLOWANCE
EDM #2718
Tabled 25 September 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House recognises that veterans are an asset to our society and deserve the best possible care and support; considers that those who have been injured in the service of the UK deserve the full value of their War Disablement Pension; notes that under the current system the War Disablement Pension is counted as income by the Department for Work and Pensions and can therefore lead to veterans being materially disadvantaged when claiming Employment Support Allowance; welcomes the Scottish Government altering the rules to ensure that the War Disablement Pension is exempt from income assessments and that veterans therefore receive its full value; and calls on the Department for Work and Pensions to follow suit and disregard the War Disablement Pension from means-testing.

Signatures (39)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
24 September 2019
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
26 September 2019
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
26 September 2019
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
26 September 2019
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
26 September 2019
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
26 September 2019
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
30 September 2019
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
30 September 2019
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
30 September 2019
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
01 October 2019
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
02 October 2019
Hill, Mike
Independent
02 October 2019
Hermon, Lady
Independent
02 October 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
07 October 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion