How much can I get from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?
Serving Personnel and Veterans
The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme is based on a tariff system.
The weekly Guaranteed Income Payment you get will depend on how severely you have been hurt or disabled and your age.
A lump sum is payable, also based on the tariff system. It can take an expected level of deterioration of health into account.
If you get a GIP of 50% or more, you may also be entitled to an Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP).
Payments might affect other means-tested benefits.
Bereaved partner of serving Armed Forces Personnel
The weekly Survivor's Guaranteed Income Payments (SGIP) are based on your spouse or civil partner's earnings.
How will I be paid an Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payment?
If you are still serving when your decision is made, payment will be made into the account(s) held on the Joint Personnel Administration (JPA) system. If your salary is paid into more than one account, you need to check them all.
If you are no longer serving when you make the claim or receive your decision, any payment will be made into your nominated bank account.
If you have been notified that you are also entitled to a Guaranteed Income Payment (GIP), this will be payable from the day after your service has ended if your claim was made whilst you were still serving. If your service had already ended when you made your claim, it will be paid from the date your claim was made.
Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and other benefits
Payments from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme might affect other means-tested benefits.
Benefit cap and the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
If you or your partner receive an Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payment, you will be exempt from the Benefit Cap.