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Pensions / Compensation

Administered by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

War Pensions Scheme

The War Pensions Scheme is for ex-Service personnel whose injuries, wounds and illnesses arose prior to 6 April 2005.

This scheme also covers War Widows and Widowers Pensions.

Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme is for Serving personnel and ex-Service personnel whose injuries, wounds and illnesses arose on or after 6 April 2005 

Please note that in some cases, claims may be considered under both schemes due to injuries, wounds and illnesses arising both before and after 6 April 2005.

If you have any questions about your eligibility do not hesitate to contact the
Service Personnel and Veterans Agency.

Widows/Widowers Pensions (Death occurs whilst Serving in HM Armed Forces)

Medical Discharge cases

Armed Forces Pension Scheme information

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