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Pensions / Compensation

War Pensions Scheme

Am I eligible to claim?
How do I claim?
What is the claim process?
How will I be paid?
Supplementary Allowances
What if I disagree with your decision?

Supplementary allowances

Supplementary allowances
Medical treatment and care for War Pensioners
Other allowances and help you may be entitled to

Supplementary allowances
If you get a War Pension, you may also be entitled to extra allowances, however some may affect the Social Security benefits you may get:

Allowance for a Lowered Standard of Occupation
Age allowance
Clothing Allowance
Comforts Allowance
Constant Attendance Allowance
Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance
Funeral Expenses
Invalidity Allowance
Mobility Supplement
Severe Disablement Occupational Allowance
Unemployability Supplement

If you wish to claim any Supplementary Allowances you may contact Service Personnel and Veterans Agency Free Veterans Helpline to request the relevant claim form.

Medical treatment and care for War Pensioners
If you are getting a War Disablement Pension we may be able to consider the following:

Appliances
Convalescence
Home Nursing Equipment
Hospital Travelling Expenses
House Adaptation Grants
Part-time Treatment Allowance
Prescription Refund
Priority Treatment
Private Treatment
Provision of Treatment Overseas
Skilled Nursing Care
Treatment Allowance

If you wish to enquire about any of the medical treatment you may be entitled to, you may contact
Service Personnel and Veterans Agency Free Veterans Helpline.

Other allowances and help you may be entitled to

You may be entitled to help in other ways, for example, other benefits. You may be entitled to these benefits even if you are not entitled to a war pension.

This list is not exhaustive.

Basic State Retirement Pension
Bereavement Benefit
Carer's Allowance
Council Tax Benefit
Housing Benefit
Incapacity Benefit
Income Support or Pension Credit
Industrial Injuries Benefit
Jobseeker's Allowance
Maternity Benefit
Warm Front Grant
Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

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