War pension & Armed Forces compensation – reviews for deteriorating conditions (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

If you receive a War Pension and your condition deteriorates, you can apply for a review. A form, available from the Veterans UK pages on GOV.UK must be completed to apply for the review

The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme usually takes into account the expected effects of the injury and treatment over the person's lifetime, meaning your award may be final. However, if your injury does become worse there are reviews available.

You may apply for an Exceptional Review within 10 years of the original decision. You must apply for this review within one year of the worsening beginning stating the grounds for the application.

Where more than 10 years have passed since the decision, a final review can be requested. You must apply for this review within one year of the worsening beginning stating the grounds for the application.

If your award is made while you are still serving, you may be able to apply for a Service Termination Review upon discharge. You must apply within one year of your release date, and the award must have been made no more than 7 years before your discharge.

You are only entitled to one of each of the above reviews, so consider your application and seek advice before requesting a review.

Visit the GOV.UK website for more information about reviews.

How can I make an application claim?

Applications should be made in writing to Veterans UK. They provide advice and can guide you through the process. Contact Veterans UK at:

Freephone (UK only): 0808 191 4218
Telephone (Overseas): +44 1253 866 043
Email: veterans-uk@mod.uk
Website: Veterans UK

Who else can help?

The Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) is part of Veterans UK. This service offers veterans professional advice in relation to claims. To use this service, contact the VWS centre in your region.

The Royal British Legion work with veterans to ensure they receive the financial assistance they are entitled to. Visit The Royal British Legion website to learn more about how they can help with your compensation.

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