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Armed Forces Compensation Scheme - Can I apply to the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?

Find out more about the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

Can I apply to the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?

Serving Personnel or Veterans

You might be able to get financial help from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme if you have an illness or injury caused by service in the Armed Forces on or after 6 April 2005.

You do not have to have fought in a war or seen active service to get financial help from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, as long as you are injured or disabled because of serving in the Armed Forces.

If the period of service which caused your illness or disability was before 6 April 2005, you might get help from the War Pension scheme instead.

Guaranteed Income Payment (GIP)

A GIP is payable for life to those who could be expected to experience a significant loss of earnings in the future as a result of injury or illness caused by service.

This may be payable to someone who was injured but returned to service or to someone who leaves the UK Armed Forces after injury or illness caused by service.

Bereaved partners of serving Armed Forces Personnel

You might be able to get financial help from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, if your spouse or civil partner was a service person and their death was caused by service. In the case of unmarried partners, a substantial relationship must be demonstrated.

If the death happened prior to 6 April 2005, you might qualify for a War Widow's/Widower's Pension instead.

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