Veteran disability compensation
Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and War Pensions Advice
The RAF Association, as part of its welfare provision, offers a long-standing, reputable War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) service.
It provides free confidential guidance, advice and, if required, representation at all stages of a claim (including at Tribunals) in conjunction with these schemes.
In simple terms, the War Pensions and AFCS are designed to compensate individuals for a medical condition or injury gained while in service. The two schemes are governed by separate legislation.
The War Pensions Scheme is for problems that have arisen up to 5 April 2005 and can only be claimed on discharge from full-time service. Importantly, Servicemen or Women need not have been in an operational situation to qualify, as most duty activity would satisfy the legal test for consideration of an award.
The AFCS Scheme became responsible for compensation from 6 April 2005, however claims can be made whilst in service for up to 7 years.
The Royal Air Forces Association can provide a point of contact for current or former personnel who may wish to talk through their existing or potential claim. If you need independent, confidential advice, we are here for you and have enjoyed a very high success rate with claims with which we have provided assistance.
We would also encourage you to have a look at www.veterans-uk.info and, of course, the MOD Intranet where more detailed information can be found.
For all related enquiries, please contact Chris Francis
By email or Telephone: 01392 464445, Mobile: 07528 099182
Read just one of many examples of how the Royal Air Forces Association’s War Pensions Manager helped a former Serviceman.