Monday, February 16, 2015
GOOD NEWS FOR THE DISABLED VETERANS
Encouraging news for those Disabled veterans who were not sanctioned with disability pension - Please go through the latest news in this regard - Published by our beloved Major Navdeep Singh:
Again coming to the rescue of disabled soldiers denied disability pension, the Supreme Court has yesterday rendered a detailed landmark decision holding that any disability that arises during service is to be deemed to have been caused by military service unless reasons are recorded as to how the disability was such which could not have been detected at the time of entering into service.
A. The opinion of the medical board stating that a disability is “neither attributable to, nor aggravated by military service” is not sufficient to deny disability pension to disabled soldiers.
B. As per rules, a presumption of fitness operates when a person joins service and it is also presumed under the rules that any deterioration that has taken place in the health of a soldier is due to military service.
C. Claimant is not to be called upon to prove entitlement and he/she shall receive the benefit of doubt.
D. If the medical board holds that the disability could not have been detected on medical examination at the time of acceptance in service, reasons for the same shall be stated.
Sincere thanks to Major Navdeep Singh - for the News.