The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme: what is it?

The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) was introduced in April 2005. It is a no fault compensation scheme for injuries or illness caused by Service in the Armed Forces. The AFCS replaced the War Pensions Scheme (WPS) and benefits paid under the Armed Forces Pensions Scheme 1975 (AFPS 75). The WPS continues to be available for veterans who suffered an injury, illness or death on or before 5 April 2005. Among the changes introduced by the AFCS were as follows:

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