Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

If you suffered an injury or illness related to your Service in the Armed Forces on or after 6 April 2005, you can claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

Who is covered?

The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme covers all Regular and Reserve personnel, including Gurkhas.

You have to make your claim within seven years of the injury or illness. If no specific incident caused your condition, then you have to claim within seven years of leaving Service.

You do not have to wait until you've left Service to submit a claim.

How we can help

The Legion helps beneficiaries to claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. We will listen to your account of your case and plan next steps. We can also represent you for free at the Appeal Tribunal if you want to take further action.

Face-to-face advice

As well as helping you over the phone and by email we can also meet in person to discuss your situation. We have a team of specialists who hold a number of local clinics at Legion county offices who can help you with your claim.

Get in touch

For a claim form, help with an Appeals Tribunal or general advice call our free contact centre on 0808 802 8080, or email info@britishlegion.org.uk

Please note that if your injury or illness happened on or before 5 April 2005 then your claim is assessed under the War Pensions Scheme, and if you're already receiving a War Disablement Pension through that scheme then your benefits won't change.

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