What is the War Pensions Scheme?
The War Pensions Scheme provides financial help if you have an illness or injury caused by service in the Armed Forces before 6 April 2005.
It can also help if you are the husband, wife or civil partner of a service person who died as a result of serving in the Armed Forces. In the case of unmarried partners, a substantial relationship must be demonstrated.
The War Pensions Scheme consists of either a weekly pension or a one off lump sum payment.
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Age Rules: You must be of the legal age to join the Armed Forces
Type: Non means tested
Administered by: Veterans UK