Types of Injury Covered by the Scheme
Who is Eligible for a Claim?
Are you eligible for an Armed Forces Compensation claim? It's a question many people ask, and the answer (surprisingly) can be quite complex. In general, it's important to note that any person who served in the British armed forces is likely to qualify for some sort of compensation - though what kind depends on several factors.
Firstly, all personnel who were injured or made ill whilst serving are entitled to make a claim. These claims are usually considered on a case-by-case basis by the Veterans' Agency - but if successful could lead to a substantial sum being awarded to the claimant. Additionally, widows and other dependants of those killed in action may also qualify for compensation; however this will largely depend upon the individual circumstances involved.
Moreover, there are also certain 'specialist' categories which may be entitled to additional payments or benefits: these include veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); ex-servicemen with physical disabilities; and those who have suffered long-term health problems as a result of their service. Again, each case must be considered individually - but typically such claimants would receive higher levels of support than those not fitting into any particular category.
Overall then, anyone who has served in the British military should consider making an Armed Forces Compensation claim! Such claims can provide vital financial assistance during difficult times - so don't delay in seeking help!