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War Disablement Pension I War Widow's / Widower's Pension

War Pension Scheme Video:(19/05/11)

Don Goldie looks at the history of the War Pension Scheme, Tracing its origins from Tudor times to the present day.

War Disablement Pension
You can claim a War Disablement Pension under the War Pensions Scheme if you are no longer Serving in HM Armed Forces and your claimed disablement arose before 6 April 2005.
You can also claim under the War Pensions Scheme if you were;

  • injured or disabled through serving in Her Majesty's (HM) Armed Forces, including The Ulster Defence Regiment, now known as the Royal Irish Regiment, the Home Guard and nursing and auxiliary services;
  • a civil defence volunteer (CDV) disabled through serving as a CDV;
  • a civilian disabled as a result of enemy action in the 1939 to 1945 war;
  • a merchant seaman, a member of the naval auxiliary services or a coastguard, and you were disabled because of an injury you received or a disease suffered because of conditions during a war or because you were a prisoner-of war; or
  • a member of the Polish Forces under British Command who served in the 1939-1945 war, or in the Polish Resettlement Forces and you were injured or disabled through this service.

Where disablement was caused by Service in HM Armed Forces on or after 6th April 2005, claims should be made under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme



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