Introduction The provision of welfare support for UK veterans was set up in its current form in 1948, to ensure those ex-service personnel with welfare needs were supported by the State. All of the below links go to webpages on the official UK Government website (gov.uk) or NHS. What is Veterans UK? Veterans UK provide… Read More
What Aid and Support is a British Veteran and their Family Entitled to Overseas?
Did you know that Veterans can access the same services provided by the Ministry of Defence no matter where in the world they live? Veterans’ Gateway is the first point of call for veterans needing support, signposting veterans to support organisations within their local area or country of residence. The service offers a 24/7 Instant… Read More
What is the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS)?
The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) pays compensation for injury, illness, or death attributable to Service that occurred on or after 06 April 2005. Under the AFCS, an individual can make multiple claims, both in-Service and post-Service. The AFCS replaced the War Pension Scheme (WPS) and the the attributable elements of the Armed Forces and… Read More
What is the War Pension Scheme (WPS)?
The War Pension Scheme (WPS) provides no-fault compensation for all ex-Service personnel where illness, injury, or death is caused by Service from the start of the First World War in 1914 up until 05 April 2005. The WPS was replaced by the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS). Reference FOI 2018/08416 dated July 2018.
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