Types of Injury Covered by the Scheme
Eligibility for an Award
Eligibility for an award (after a successful Armed Force compensation claims process) can vary depending on the situation. Generally, if you have been affected by an incident while in the service of the Armed Forces, then you may be eligible to receive an award. However, it is important to note that many awards are not automatically granted and must be applied for through the relevant organisation or body! There are also other criteria that need to be met in order for a claim to be accepted and paid out.
For starters, any potential claimant must meet the legal requirements set out by their respective Service Personnel Compensation Scheme or equivalent body. This will include being able to demonstrate that they were physically or mentally injured whilst serving in the Armed Forces, as well as proving how long they served for and during what period of time. Additionally, claimants should prove that any injury has had a substantial effect on their life since leaving service; such as not being able to work due to physical disability or struggling financially due to mental health issues. Furthermore, all applications should provide evidence of medical treatment received prior to making a claim – this could come in the form of GP notes or reports from specialists.
Finally, claimants should ensure they meet all deadlines when submitting their application and provide clear information regarding financial circumstances and any damages incurred due to injury sustained while serving. It's also imperative that applicants know exactly who pays out these awards – usually this is either HM Treasury or Department Of Work And Pensions (DWP). Once all criteria is met and an application accepted, only then can payments begin!
In conclusion, eligibility for an award following successful compensation claims process does require specific criteria but is achievable with sufficient proof of injuries sustained during service and financial losses since leaving employment. Applicants should make sure they understand who pays out these awards before beginning proceedings - HM Treasury or DWP - so payments can commence once application requirements have been fulfilled!