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Armed Forces Independence Payment - How do I claim an Armed Forces Independence Payment?

The Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) is designed to provide financial support to service personnel and veterans seriously injured as a result of service to cover the extra costs they may have as a result of their injury.

How do I claim an Armed Forces Independence Payment?

You should contact Veterans UK to get a claim form.

You can call their helpline on:

  • 0808 1914 218 (UK) or

  • +44 1253 866 043 (Overseas)

Is there a deadline for making a claim?

There are no time limits. However, if you delay returning your claim form it may affect the date it becomes payable. So you should return your claim form as early as possible

Change of circumstances

You must report changes in your circumstances which might affect your entitlement to this benefit to Veterans UK.

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