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January 8, 2017

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Hearing Loss

January 8, 2017

Serving or ex military personnel with Noise Induced Hearing Loss can still make civil claims if they have successfully or unsuccessfully brought claims under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. There are law firms advertising free confidential advice for those affected and I am guessing they will utilise the no win no fee aspect of the legal process. 0808 231 2074 is one law firm's number who is advertising their services. Just thought this might interest some of you in light of recent posts.

January 8, 2017

Joined: May 5, 2014
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Hearing Loss

January 8, 2017

Thanks for the info David - l might pursue things but unfortunately, in disgust at the MOD's assertion that my hearing had not deteriorated without even allowing any further testing, I destroyed all relevant paperwork relating to my case. John ( JKW)

January 9, 2017

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Hearing Loss

January 9, 2017

That won't matter John the lawyers will trace it for you. They have banks of staff who know everything there is to know and who to chase to get the info. There is nothing to lose really, you might even end up better off than Bob (jammy) Reilly! Just read my post, it sounds like I'm on a commission here, fact is I feel quite strongly that people like yourself with genuine hearing loss should be properly compensated.  It's worth a phone call. D.

January 9, 2017

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January 9, 2017

What did you say Dave eh eh !!!!

January 10, 2017

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Hearing Loss

January 10, 2017

Phoned 'em yesterday, & received a call back this morning (as arranged). Very friendly & helpful, not in the least rushing to get off, BUT, explained that the regulation re hearing loss compensation changed. This meant that anyone serving prior to 1987 could NOT make a retrospective claim, in fact I'm sure he also said 2005 was the cut off date to submit a claim anyway. Looks like those that told us to use the tips off a cigarette as ear plugs on the ranges ( I was certainly told that on a number of occasions at JLR !) in the absence of issue ear defenders, has won the day. Thanks for the "heads up" David, it was definitely worth a try - looks like a trip to Goa's off the menu though !! John (JKW)

January 10, 2017

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January 10, 2017

Sorry to "hear" that John, I bet Bob could fund you a trip to Goa though out of his  very generous hearing loss income lol. I always find it strange how sometimes some people can receive disability income almost instaneously while others equally as deserving get nothing. When Diana was first diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer she was granted a blue badge, full PIP disability income, free NHS everything, expenses etc within a two week timeframe. Not that the end outcome was in any shape or form remotely worth it!! But I read of others waiting months. It does seem to be a very hit and miss system. Anyway. Better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all. Remind you of anything? Take care and thanks for letting me know. David

January 11, 2017

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January 11, 2017

Mmmmm did someone say sum ting , this retrospective date malarkey is a pain . They did the same with my other have on " old age " pensions,being a soldiers wife serving abroad bringing up our children doing the odd job to supliment the family budget ,then back to the UK ,then BAOR. Meant when she then worked full time for the last 20 years ( paying full stamp taxes etc ) all she could get was a reduced old age were as I like most of you got full whack. The government seems to have forgotten these woman who went thro tours of N.I  long absence thro exercise or instructor courses at Bovvy etc ,for 19 years as a soldiers wife ,mother etc Half Old Age but just get of the boat "what would madam want "??? and is that enough ????

January 11, 2017

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January 11, 2017

David, "Better to have tried & failed than never to have tried at all. Remind you of anything ?" It doesn't - enlighten me please !! John (JKW)

January 11, 2017

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January 11, 2017

Alfred Lord Tennyson (Charge of The Light Brigade....onward, onward rode the 600 etc) said, 'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" I was just having a wee literary moment John. I know, I know, esoteric play on words, Just had a weak, sentimental moment lol. Regards David.

January 12, 2017

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January 12, 2017

Thanks for that - I thought I'd done something & not knowing that I'd failed miserably ( I usually DO know) !! John (JKW)  


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