Cameron pledges to protect benefits for injured troops

Prime Minister David Cameron is in Helmand Province meeting soldiers today. Credit: ITV News

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that injured troops will be given a guaranteed disability payment worth around £130 when next year's welfare reforms come in.

A special allowance is being set up to ensure Army veterans with the most severe injuries will not lose out when the current Disability Living Allowance is replaced by a Personal Independence Payment (Pip) in April next year.