The government agency behind the compensation scheme for injured veterans, has released a statement in response to our coverage of ex-marine Andy Grant's fight for compensation.
The Service Personnel and Veterans Agency manages the scheme, but made clear it would not comment on individual cases.
The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme pays out a lump sum for those injured, disabled or bereaved by Service on or after 6th April 2005. For those with the most serious injuries and illnesses, AFCS also provides an income stream known as the Guaranteed Income Payment (GIP). This is a tax free, index-linked monthly payment which is paid from the point of discharge for life. AFCS is a tariff system and has 15 levels from 1 (most severe) to 15 (least severe) each level covering a type of injury and body zone. If an individual isn't happy... they do have a right to appeal.
– Spokesperson, Service Personnel and Veterans Agency