Free help with compensation claims for injury in the armed forces

Information and forms that will help you access MOD compensation payments for injury or illness caused by armed forces service.

Please note there are changes to our services in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please see Coronavirus – Changes to Veterans UK Services

Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS)

A compensation scheme for UK serving and former service personnel injured as a result of their service in Her Majesty’s (HM) Armed Forces.

War Pension Scheme (WPS)

A compensation scheme for veterans for any injury or illness which has been caused by or made worse by their service in HM Armed Forces.

Appeal a War Pension or Armed Forces Compensation decision

What you need to do if you think our decision is wrong.

War Pension Scheme: Other allowances that may be available

Information and guidance on how to apply for War Pension supplementary and additional allowances.

War Pension assessment: apply for a review

Information and guidance on how to apply for a review of a War Pension assessment.

War Pension Scheme: Claiming for Further Conditions

Information and guidance on how to apply to claim for further conditions when you have a War Disablement Pension.

Review of an Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) award

Information and guidance on the types of reviews available for your Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) award and when you can apply.

Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

Information about the additional allowance for service personnel and veterans who have been seriously injured as a result of service on or after 6 April 2005.

Armed forces compensation for criminal injuries overseas

The Ministry of Defence pays compensation to members of the armed forces who became victims of violent crime, whilst serving outside the UK.

Help and support when a veteran or service person dies

Information about bereavement compensation as well as support and guidance for the families and dependants of deceased armed forces personnel and veterans.

Published 21 February 2020
Last updated 31 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added a note relating to changes of services.

  2. First published.