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Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Payment

The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme compensates for any injury or illness caused by service after April 2005. There are two types of award:

  • a tax free lump sum payment for pain and suffering

  • a Guaranteed Income Payment (GIP) which is a tax free, index linked monthly payment.

The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Payment covers all regular service personnel. You can claim whether you are still serving or have left HM Armed Forces. 

You do not need a paid representative such as a solicitor or claims management company to apply for compensation. Free independent advice is available from the Veterans Welfare Service or other charitable organisations.

More information is available from .GOV on the detailed rules of the scheme.

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