27/04/2021

Date Set To Open Troubles Pension Scheme

The Troubles pension scheme is to open for applications from 30 June.

Mr Justice McAlinden confirmed his intention to open the Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme for application.
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Justice Minister Naomi Long said: "I have said from the outset, when I agreed that my department could be designated to administer the scheme, that I shared the frustration of those who have been waiting for delivery of this important scheme and that we would do everything in our power to move things forward.

"Much progress has been made since then and I am grateful to the President and members of the Victims’ Payments Board for their commitment to make the scheme operational.

"Victims and survivors of the Troubles have waited a long time for this scheme and today's announcement is an important milestone on what has been a long and painful journey for many."

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