Hi, I was informed by my support officer upon my discharge that if it was attributable to service that this meant my pension would be tax free. I have had hearing tests done by army doctors which say from 1998-2005 has been caused by service, Then it says the amount caused by service is less than 1%. my solicitor also arranged for me to have a test done, The results of this test was that my hearing loss has been caused by service. The case is still ongoing although I do not expect to win . Its just that on my letter from service personnel & veterans agency it says at the start that it has been caused by service and that they call this attributable, Then underneath that my disablement has been certified as nil due to the 1%. I have had tests done that show my hearing also got worse after 2005 while still serving in the army. Thanks.
No not entirely just that the hearing loss is worse in my left ear which may be explained by shooting right handed or wearing a head set preferentially in the left ear.
he never mentioned a percentage. Only the army have given a percentage of 1% which I have no idea how they have worked that one out.