RMA – The Royal Marines Charity, as part of its Health and Wellbeing provision, offers a reputable War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) service.
We provide free confidential guidance, advice and, if required, representation at various stages of a claim including although not exclusively at tribunals in conjunction with these schemes.
Both 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 and our advisers are conversant in all areas of this.
The War Pensions Scheme is for issues and problems that have occurred up to 5 April 2005 and can only be claimed on discharge from full-time service. Importantly claimants need not have been in an operational situation to qualify, as most duty activity would satisfy what is known as the legal test for consideration of an award.
Unlike the above schemes, from 6 April 2005 the AFCS Scheme became responsible for compensation and claims can be made whilst in service and on retirement for up to 7 years.
Please be prepared to provide the following information to assist with the assessment of your case.