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

All serving and ex-serving personnel can make a claim under the scheme, including reserve personnel and Gurkhas. Any claims need to be made within seven years of the illness and injury and you can apply if you are still serving.

If your condition was not caused by a specific incident, then you need to make a claim within seven years of leaving service. Although you do not have to wait until you've left service to submit a claim.

Visit gov.uk for information on how to make a claim and to access claim forms.

How we can help

If you have suffered an injury or illness due to service, we can help you make a claim. We will listen to your account of your case and help you plan your next steps. We can also represent you for free at the Appeal Tribunal if you want to take further action.

Our team of War Pension & Compensation Representatives will advise you over the phone and discuss your case, your chance of success at appeal and whether further evidence may be needed. They will also be able to explain how the Tribunal process works and what to expect at your hearing.

Find out more

For help with an Appeals Tribunal or general advice call our free contact centre on 0808 802 8080, or email [email protected]

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.

The Veterans UK website explains what you need to know about Armed Forces Compensation including how to appeal.

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