British government outlines Troubles victims pension scheme but SF criticises 'hierarchy of victims'

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Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has written to Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith demanding an urgent meeting about the scheme.

The details of the scheme were announced by NI Secretary Julian Smith. Image: Liam McBurney/PA Images The details of the scheme were announced by NI Secretary Julian Smith. Image: Liam McBurney/PA Images A PENSION SCHEME for those severely injured in Northern Ireland’s troubled past will provide much-needed acknowledgement as well as financial support, NI Secretary Julian Smith has said.

Secretary of State @JulianSmithUK has signed into law a victims payments scheme for those living with serious and continuing disablement from physical and/or psychological injuries due to a Troubles-related incident. Visit https://t.co/rCtc2gHQL5 pic.twitter.

“It is right that we recognise the bravery and fortitude of those people who have fought hard for too long to see such a scheme. It is right that as a society we acknowledge the terrible harm caused to people injured in the Troubles.” An independent judge-led board will make decisions on whether payments should be made where there is compelling evidence that a payment would not be appropriate. The new regulations will mean victims can apply for payments from May, and have been designed to increase the support to those seriously injured and traumatised in the Troubles. “It puts victims and their needs at the heart of the Government’s approach to dealing with the legacy of the Troubles.

 

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Does this mean that all British soldiers who acted in a terrorist manor and killed innocent people in northern Ireland during the troubles will not receive their pension entitlements no longer.

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