You can claim compensation if you were injured or got an illness while serving in the armed forces (including the reserve forces).
Compensation may include:
- a lump sum
- regular payments
What you can claim for
You can claim compensation for any injury or illness that happened as a result of your service, including physical and mental conditions.
You can also claim:
- if you were injured during a service-related activity, eg a training exercise
- for conditions you had before service if you feel your service made them worse
If you’re a victim of crime while serving abroad
Find out if you qualify for the Criminal Injuries Compensation (Overseas) scheme if you were the victim of a violent crime while serving abroad.