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War Disablement Pensions

In this section, you will find information on War Disablement Pensions that are payable under the War Pension Scheme.

Were you in receipt of Unemployability Supplement and attained State Pension age between 8 April 2002 and 10 April 2006 ? If so, there were some rule changes which may affect the rate of Basic State Pension you receive.

You can claim a War Disablement Pension if you are no longer Serving in HM Armed Forces and you have a disablement (i.e. an injury, illness or disease) that you consider was caused or made worse by service before 6 April 2005.  If you think your disablement was caused by service on or after 6 April 2005, you should claim under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme [link]. Claims can be made for both physical or mental conditions.

There are no time limits for claiming under the War Pension Scheme but claims can only be considered once your service has ended., and payment will usually be made from the date of claim

Your Questions Answered
The following questions will help you find out all you need to know about War Disablement Pensions and how to apply, but if you aren’t sure or need any other assistance, just call the Veterans-UK helpline on
0808 1914 218 and an advisor will be pleased to help.

1. Am I eligible to claim ?
2. How can I make a claim ?
3. Can I get help completing my claim form ?
4. What sort of information should I give ?
5. How will my claim be considered ?
6. You have told me I'm getting an award ?
7. How will I be paid ?
8. Are there other allowances ?
9. What if I disagree ?
10. I need medical treatment ?

If you need further help or advice, please contact our free helpline on 0808 1914 2 18


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