AFCS payments

Most common conditions for claiming compensation

Data Source: The presented data on this page has been taken from a report from the Ad Hoc Statistical Bulletin of the Ministry of Defence, titled  ‘Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Quinquennial Review Statistics: 2005/06 to 2015/16’, Published: 9 March 2017 that could be accessed here.


Figure 1. Initial Injury/Illness claims[1] awarded under the UK Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS)[2] for all years (2005[3] – 2016) and condition category. N (veterans) = 49,098.

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Figure 2. Initial Injury/Illness claims awarded under the UK Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) for the financial 2015-2016 and condition category. N (veterans) = 7157.

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[1] The ‘Initial Injury/illness claim’ refers to claims made by serving or former members of the Armed Forces for an injury or illness caused by Service on or after 6 April 2005. They include in-Service claims, medical discharge claims and post-Service claims.

[2] The AFCS came into force on 6 April 2005, and provides no fault compensation for injury, illness or death caused by service in the UK Armed Forces on or after this date.

[3] The AFCS was first initiated in 2005.

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