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

The Armed Forces Independence Payment provides financial support to seriously injured service personnel and veterans

Last reviewed 19 September 2023

How do I claim an Armed Forces Independence Payment?

Veterans UK will automatically issue a claim form to those who get a Guaranteed Income Payment (GIP) of 50% or higher of their previous earnings through the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. 

If you don't receive a claim form, contact Veterans UK 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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