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

    The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme is based on a tariff system. 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 expected level of...

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

    You should contact Veterans UK to get a claim form. They will also help you fill it in. You should claim no later than seven years after the injury or illness, unless you’re claiming for an illness that started later (sometimes known as a ‘late onset illness’). You can ca...

  • How do I challenge an Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Decision?

    If you do not agree with your Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) claim decision, you can ask for the decision to be reconsidered. This means that your claim will be looked at again by a different assessing officer. Requests for a decision to be reconsidered must be made ...

  • What is 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. Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northe...

  • Can I get an Armed Forces Independence Payment?

    Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) is an alternative to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or Disability Living Allowance (DLA). You cannot get AFIP and PIP/DLA for the same period. To be eligible for an Armed Forces Independence Payment, you must be entitled to a Guar...

  • How much Armed Forces Independence Payment will I get?

    Armed Forces Independence Payment is paid at a rate of £145.35 per week. This is the same as the enhanced rate of the Personal Independence Payment components and the highest rate of the Disability Living Allowance components. An Armed Forces Independence Payment will be paid...

  • 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) 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 c...

  • How do I challenge an Armed Forces Independence Payment decision?

    If your claim is unsuccessful, you can ask Veterans UK to reconsider their decision. You may appeal if your claim was rejected or if you think the type of award you’ve been given is wrong - for example, if you don’t think your disability has been correctly assessed. Contact...

  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and Motability

    You can use some of your payment (an amount equivalent to the Disability Living Allowance high rate mobility component or Personal Independence Payment enhanced rate mobility component) towards the hire or hire-purchase of a vehicle through the Motability scheme. You usually ...

  • What is the War Pensions Scheme?

    The War Pensions Scheme provides financial help if you have an illness or injury caused by service in the Armed Forces before 6 April 2005. It can also help if you are the husband, wife or civil partner of a service person who died as a result of serving in the Armed Forces. ...