John Mann MP has joined forces with The Royal British Legion to support their “Insult to Injury” campaign that was launched this week.
The British Legion and the Bassetlaw MP are calling for all injured veterans to be allowed to keep their compensation when undergoing means tests for social care.
Mann commented: “Too often injured veterans find that the compensation they have been given is spent on their care costs, whilst compensation that civilians receive is exempted from means tests.”
“The result is that injured veterans find themselves financially disadvantaged for having served their country.”
“Through my work with the British Legion I know that soldiers often become entangled in a bureaucracy that fails them – particularly when they have been injured.”
“I am currently fighting the Government for more compensation for a soldier who was blown up in Afghanistan and found lying amongst six dead Taliban fighters.”
“It is time the Government started treating soldiers and veterans with the respect they deserve.”
Last year John Mann MP climbed a series of mountains in South America with injured soldiers to raise money and awareness for the Royal British Legion's Battle Back rehabilitation centre.