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Can out of pocket expenses be claimed under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?

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Published on LexisPSL on 12/05/2016

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  • Can out of pocket expenses be claimed under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme?

Regular and reserve service personnel (or as the case may be, their family) who have suffered injury, ill health or death caused by service on or after 6 April 2005 may be able to claim under the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme. There is no requirement to establish fault and the fact that injury arose from combat is no bar. There are two types of award available: lump sum payment or guaranteed income payments. For lump sum payments, there is a table of tariffs, ranging between £1,200 and £570,000, with the further possibility of a supplementary awa

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