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War Pensions Scheme - How do I apply to the War Pensions Scheme?

Find out more about War Pensions Scheme.

How do I apply to the War Pensions Scheme?

Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans

You should contact Veterans UK to get a claim form. They will also help you fill it in.

You can call their helpline on:
0808 191 4218 (UK) or
+44 1253 866043 (Overseas)

You can download a claim form from the Gov.uk and  Veterans UK website (link opens in a new window)

You should claim within five years of the event that caused the injury or ill health.

Bereaved partner of serving Armed Forces Personnel

You should contact Veterans UK to get a claim form. A War Pensions welfare officer can visit you to help you claim this and anything else you may be entitled to.

You can call their helpline on:
0808 191 4218 (UK) or
+44 1253 866043 (Overseas)

You can also get a form from your nearest War Pensioners' Welfare Service Office. You'll find them in the local phone book under 'Veterans Agency'.

You can download a claim form from the Gov.UK and Veterans UK website (link opens in a new window)

What documents will I need to apply to the War Pensions Scheme?

You must enclose any evidence that you feel will support your claim, such as letters or reports from doctor, consultant or hospital, your Certificate or Statement of Service or Accident Report Form

When will my War Pension claim begin?

War Pension claims  aim to be made within an average of 52 working days. Some cases take longer than others simply because they are more complicated.

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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