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 and advice on claims, reviews, reconsiderations and appeals on both schemes and, where required, representation at Pension Appeal Tribunals.

Both the War Pensions and AFCS are designed to compensate individuals for wounds, injuries and illnesses that were caused, aggravated or made worse by service. The two schemes are governed by separate legislation and our advisers are conversant in all areas of this.

The War Pensions Scheme covers service up to 5th April 2005 and can only be claimed on discharge from full-time service. A common myth is that War Pension is only available to those injured on active or operational service; that is not so. Injuries suffered while following a service obligation, either deployed or in training or carrying out routine duties can come under the scheme.  There is no time limit on when a WP claim can be made.

The AFCS came into force on 6th April 2005 and unlike WP, claims can be made while still in service or post service.  There is a time limit for making claims and that is 7 years from the point of injury with allowance made for late-onset conditions.

Please be prepared to provide the following information to assist with the assessment of your case.