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Armed Forces Compensation
Scheme (AFCS)
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For those injured, disabled or bereaved by Service on or after 06.04.05.

War Disablement Pensions

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For those injured, disabled or bereaved by Service prior
to 06.04.05.

Armed Forces Independence Payment

The Ministry of Defence (MOD), in conjunction
with the Department for Work and Pensions
(DWP), from Monday 8th April 2013 introduce a
benefit called the Armed Forces Independence
Payment (AFIP).

Survivors Benefits

Information for relatives of those who have died in Service.

Medical Discharges

How MOD supports those medically

Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarship Scheme

Families of Service personnel killed on active duty may benefit from publicly funded further and higher education scholarships .

FEPOW (Ex Far Eastern Prisoners of War)

Information on the single ex-gratia payment of
£10,000 to former FEPOWs, including Gurkhas.

Armed Forces Pensions
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Information on the Armed and Reserve Forces Pension Schemes.

Welfare Reform

On 8 March 2012 the Welfare reform Act 2012 introduced a wide range of reforms, please Click here to see how these changes may affect veterans.
Inheritance Tax Exemptions

Exemptions from Inheritance Tax for those whose death is linked to Service.

Pension Forecast Requests

Serving military personnel are entitled to request one pension forecast per 12 month period from MOD, which will be provided at no cost to the individual. 

Changes Affecting Overseas Customers

From 01 April 2013, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office will no longer act on MOD’s behalf for overseas customers.


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