War Pensions Act 1954

Start date
12 October 2007
Status
Closed
Phone
04 473 3453
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Project Overview

The Law Commission’s report 'A New Support Scheme for Veterans: A Report on the Review of the War Pensions Act 1954' was published on 1 June 2010. The report makes recommendations for new legislation to replace the War Pensions Act 1954. One of the aims of the project was to make the Act easier to administer and more accessible and readily understood by those affected by it.The proposed legislation would replace the current complex and outdated scheme with a modern system of decision-making and assistance that maintains the Government’s duty of care towards veterans.