Guidance

War Pension Scheme

Information about compensation schemes for UK serving and former serving personnel injured as a result of their service in the armed forces.

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There are a number of compensation schemes available to UK serving and former serving personnel who are injured as a result of their service in the armed forces. The scheme that applies to each individual will depend on when and where you served.

The guidance provides information on the following schemes:

  • the armed forces compensation scheme (AFCS)

You can claim under the AFCS where the illness or injury was caused as a result of service on or after 6 April 2005. You do not need to have left the armed forces before claiming.

  • the war pensions scheme (WPS)

You can claim under the WPS if you are no longer serving and your disablement was caused as a result of service in the armed forces before 6 April 2005.

  • the criminal injuries compensation (overseas) (CICO) scheme

You can claim under the criminal injuries compensation (overseas) scheme if you or your eligible dependents are the innocent victim of a crime of violence while serving overseas.

Published 27 November 2015
Last updated 13 September 2017 + full page history
  1. Replaced Claiming for illness, injury or disease leaflet with the latest edition
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  11. Links to forms updated with the document War Pension Scheme: what you need to know
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