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war pension

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Definition of war pension in English:

noun

A pension paid to someone who is disabled or bereaved by war.
Example sentences
  • The War Pensions Agency has received claims for a disability pension linked to the disease and all but one has resulted in the payment of a war pension.
  • Mr Cooper, 67, from Romiley, Stockport, has never received any compensation or a war pension.
  • Months after the High Court refused to overturn a landmark ruling which officially recognised the condition, some 1,500 veterans have claimed for a war pension citing Gulf War Syndrome as the reason.

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