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  • What is the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?

    The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme provides financial help if you have an illness or injury caused by service in the Armed Forces on or after 6 April 2005. It can also help if you are the spouse or civil partner of a service person whose death was caused by service. In the ...

  • Can I apply to the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?

    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 UK 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 ...

  • How much can I get from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?

    The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme is based on a tariff system. This means that 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 e...

  • How do I apply to the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?

    You can download an Armed Forces Compensation Scheme claim form to print out and fill in from the Gov. UK website. You can also contact Veterans UK to get a claim form. You should claim no later than seven years after the injury or illness, unless you’re claiming for an i...

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  • Universal Credit (UC)

    Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit for people of working-age who are on a low income.

  • Edinburgh Trust Response Fund relating to Covid-19

    Financial support for people living in Edinburgh who have lost their income as a result of the Coronavirus. Covid-19 is undoubtedly the largest public health crisis for a generation and is a threat to all of our lives. The length of the disruption caused by the virus is unkno...

  • Turn2us Funds

    Turn2us supports people in financial need through the Turn2us Elizabeth Finn Fund, Turn2us Response Fund and Turn2us Edinburgh Trust. 

  • Hardship Payments

    Hardship Payments are reduced-rate payments of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) that are made in limited circumstances, including if you have been sanctioned.

  • What is a Hardship Payment?

    Hardship payments are reduced-rate payments of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit (UC) that are made if you have been sanctioned. You or your partner or children must be experiencing hardship and in most cases you must sh...