Thanks to everyone who has posted on this important issue. I'm new to the forum but sadly not to the problems of war pensioners. I've been a war pensioner since 1997. My award is life long and includes UnSup and Mobility.
JobCentrePlus recently asked me to attend a medical, to assess my ability to work “… based on what I can do rather than what I cannot.”
Obviously nobody told them how hard it is to get WP UnSup.
My MP has written to the DWP on my behalf. Needless to say, I will not be attending their medical anytime soon.
The initial reply was from an assistants office assistant, a fully detailed letter should reach me shortly! DWP have stated that I have been entitled to IB since 1997 but my UnSup negated full payment. They confirm that I do receive “credits of National Insurance contributions that count towards Stat Pension.”
I hope this information is helpful to someone.
If anyone hears of a War Pensioner who looses UnSup because they attended a JobCentre Plus Medical Assessment, please post the details here.