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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Veterans: Northern Ireland remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether army veterans based in Northern Ireland will benefit from the £25 million healthcare fund for aged veterans announced in the Budget, and if so, how. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
star this property answer text <p>The UK's ex-Service community is largely elderly; almost half are over age 75 and 64% are over age 65. It is important that this country meets their needs, just as they answered the needs of their country; meeting the call of the nation during the First and Second World Wars, through national service, voluntary enlistment and the reserve forces.</p><p>To support this community, £5 million of LIBOR funding has been made available every year for the next five years for any UK veterans who are surviving World War Two veterans, those who undertook National Service and other voluntary enlisted veterans who, by virtue of their age, may need some focused support in relation to their health and social care needs.</p><p>The funds will not provide benevolence payments to individuals. Charities can bid for money to provide practical support and/or companionship to this group of veterans to improve their wellbeing. This might also include projects to build or enhance access to centres where elderly veterans can meet, or to promote the education of elderly veterans' needs, research and other support mechanisms.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence intends to administer the fund through a dedicated grant scheme. The terms of this scheme are being developed and will be announced in due course.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2015-03-25T17:36:09.267Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T17:36:09.267Z
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