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Unemployment and benefit claims by UK veterans in the new millennium: results from a record linkage study
  1. Howard Burdett1,
  2. Nicola T Fear2,
  3. Deirdre MacManus1,
  4. Simon Wessely1,
  5. Roberto J Rona1,
  6. Neil Greenberg1
  1. 1 King's Centre for Military Health Research, King's College London, London, UK
  2. 2 ADMMH, King's College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Howard Burdett, King's Centre for Military Health Research, King's College London, London SE5 9RJ, UK; howard.burdett{at}kcl.ac.uk

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  • RJR and NG are joint last authors.

  • Contributors HB wrote the manuscript. NG oversaw the data linkage with the Department of Work and Pensions. NTF, DM, SW, RJR and NG contributed to the writing and revision of the paper. HB performed the analyses and all authors discussed the analysis and interpretation of the data.

  • Funding This project was funded by Forces in Mind Trust, award number FiMT16/0204K.

  • Competing interests Dr RJR and Dr HB report grants from Ministry of Defence (MOD), grants from Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), during the conduct of the study. Dr NG reports personal fees from King’s College London, during the conduct of the study, and is the Royal College of Psychiatrists Lead for Military and Veterans Health and also a trustee for two military charities. He was not required to act in any particular way by these organisations in relation to the paper. Professor NF and Professor SW have nothing to disclose.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The Ministry of Defence Research Ethics Committee (reference 448/MODREC/13), and the King’s College London Psychiatry Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Subcommittee (reference PNM/12/13–169) granted approval for the cohort study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement No data are available.

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Footnotes

  • RJR and NG are joint last authors.

  • Contributors HB wrote the manuscript. NG oversaw the data linkage with the Department of Work and Pensions. NTF, DM, SW, RJR and NG contributed to the writing and revision of the paper. HB performed the analyses and all authors discussed the analysis and interpretation of the data.

  • Funding This project was funded by Forces in Mind Trust, award number FiMT16/0204K.

  • Competing interests Dr RJR and Dr HB report grants from Ministry of Defence (MOD), grants from Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), during the conduct of the study. Dr NG reports personal fees from King’s College London, during the conduct of the study, and is the Royal College of Psychiatrists Lead for Military and Veterans Health and also a trustee for two military charities. He was not required to act in any particular way by these organisations in relation to the paper. Professor NF and Professor SW have nothing to disclose.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The Ministry of Defence Research Ethics Committee (reference 448/MODREC/13), and the King’s College London Psychiatry Nursing and Midwifery Research Ethics Subcommittee (reference PNM/12/13–169) granted approval for the cohort study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement No data are available.

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